Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs have confirmed that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021.
Originally the surprise sequel was meant to release in 2020 but the release date has now been pushed back due to the ambition and scope of the project.
Bloodlines 2 would have launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with Paradox having recently announced a next-gen version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Andy Kipling (Hardsuit Labs) and Jakob Munthe (Paradox Interactive) made the following statement regarding Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2:
We are moving the launch of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 to 20201.
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. Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficulty decision that we need more time. This means that our goal to release in 2020 is no longer possible. Moving launch is one of the changes we are making to ensure the best player experience possible.
This is not a decision taken lightly nor is it the first option we considered. We will share more information in the coming months on launch timing and other organizational changes that will help us achieve this goal.
We understand that 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 difficulty, this is the right call.
We thank you all for your patience while we continue to build Bloodlines 2.
The original Bloodlines has somewhat of a cult following. Based on the Vampire: The Masquerade pen and paper roleplaying game, this Activision-published adaptation saw players transform from a human into a Vampire, exploring the hidden underworld of early 00s Los Angeles.