In August last year Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs confirmed that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021 but in a new development update they have now cancelled that idea and the game no longer has a release date.
Additionally, Hardsuit Labs will no longer be working on the game. No explanation has been given by Paradox but on the surface at least, their statement seems quite amicable.
As you have noticed, we’ve been keeping pretty quiet for a while. With this in mind, the first piece of news we have for you is to confirm that Bloodlines 2 is still in development.
Secondly, we have made the hard decision that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of Bloodlines 2 – which also means that we will not be releasing in 2021 as previously planned. Since we cannot at this time communicate a new release date, we’ve also decided to stop accepting pre-orders for the time being.
This game is very important to us and it has been an ambitious project from the very start. In order to meet our goals for it, we’ve come to the conclusion that a change is needed and, as a result, more development time is required.
We’d like to take this opportunity to honor Hardsuit Labs for their efforts and thank them for their hard work on the project. The studio has done a tremendous job in laying the foundations for the game and we hope that you, the community, will also appreciate their contribution to Bloodlines 2.
We’re thankful for your continuous support throughout the game’s development. We understand how important this is to you, and we’d love to share more with you. As soon as we can, we’ll let you know what the future development team of Bloodlines 2 will look like.
In case you are unable to access the website, you can read the Bloodlines 2 Development Update right here. pic.twitter.com/kdTp5gpBJe
— Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (@VtM_Bloodlines) February 23, 2021
Originally the surprise sequel was meant to release in 2020 and the game was set for launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with Paradox also announcing a next-gen version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Source: Bloodlines 2