Here’s a surprise. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is still in development. Publisher Paradox Interactive has posted that they will have more to show about the upcoming RPG this September.
The post also revealed that after for so long, Paradox will now finally offering refunds for the game, as the editions and bonus content have been updated. Players who pre-ordered the digital editions can choose to refund the game or not, while all physical editions will be refunded.
Bloodlines 2 looks almost dead set for release in 2020, after it was announced in 2019 when pre-orders went live. The game, a sequel to the cult classic RPG, was initially developed by Hardsuit Labs involving a few ex-developers that worked on the original as part of the development team. But when the game got delayed to 2021 most if not all of its public-facing key figures behind the dev team have been let go. Hardsuit Labs, which at the time was owned by Paradox, has been acquired by co-development and QA specialists Keywords, and Bloodlines 2 was delayed indefinitely.
The announcement also sees the release of new screenshots, which suggests that development has since continued, though we do not know yet which studio is now helming it.
With Blood Hunt, another game in under the Vampire: the Masquerade and World Of Darkness IP, recently announced to have ceased development, it’s a little bit of good news to hear the other Vampire game that people were so excited about might still see the light of day.
The last high-profile, relatively big-budget Vampire: The Masquerade game was the adventure thriller Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, released in 2022.
Source: Paradox Interactive