The restless development the continuation of Vampire: the masquerade I just got a lot more worried when the publisher announced Paradox tonight Not only will the game not be released in 2021 as originally plannedbut this developer Hardsuit Labs have also been removed from the project.
In a statement made as part of the latest revenue from Paradoxsays the publisher:
We have now decided to postpone the release of [Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2] We have also decided that Hardsuit Labs will no longer lead the development of Bloodlines 2 and we have started working with a new studio partner to complete work on the game. It was a difficult decision, but we believe it is the right way to do justice to the game.
Oh boy. Masquerade’s sequel has been plagued by problems for years Authors and creative directors will be fired from the project too repeated (and significant) Delays. However, these are video games where large variations in speed and delays are not exactly uncommon (look somewhere Cyberpunk
How to remove a entire studio however, from the game they made (well, started) is something different, and meIt will be interesting to see how much work this “new studio partner ”is ready by the time this game is released. If it’s ever released.
A second statement on the game’s website adds a little more detail, Saying “As we are currently unable to announce a new release date, we have also decided not to accept pre-orders for the time being. “
The site also thanks Hardsuit for their work on the game so far and adds: “We would like to take this opportunity to honor Hardsuit Labs for their efforts and to thank them for their hard work on the project. The studio did an excellent job laying the groundwork for the game and we hope that you as a community will appreciate your contribution to Bloodlines 2 too. “