Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021 from its original 2020 release window. Developer Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive did not provide a more specific release date, saying only that more information would be shared in the coming months.
"Our goal has always been to deliver the best game possible, to immerse you into a Seattle re-imagined in the World of Darkness, and deliver a worthy successor to the original Bloodlines game," wrote Hardsuit CEO Andy Kipling and product manager Jakob Munthe in a statement. "Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time."
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Delayed to 2021
The companies also suggested organizational changes coming in the near future, ostensibly to facilitate the completion of the game. It did not cite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a reason for the delay, as so many other developers have.
"We understand this will be a disappointment to many of you, but we also appreciate how our ambition is echoed through many parts of the community. We hope you understand that, while difficult, this is the right call," the two representatives wrote.
Bloodlines 2 is the sequel to one of the most beloved cult classic RPGs in PC gaming history. Expectations for the game are likely high as a result.