Radical turn in Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2: delay its launch and Hardsuit Labs will not continue to lead the project

Radical turn in Vampire the Masquerade

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 just delayed its release, once again. The title’s development may not have been going at the desired pace, but no one expected such a major 180-degree turn. However, the modification in the project is so significant that it affects the development team itself.

Paradox Interactive has announced this through its year-end balance sheet. The company begins by saying that “the current coronavirus pandemic has had a mixed effect on our business.” “Therefore, we have chosen to postpone several unreported launches planned but to ensure adequate quality,” the statement clarifies.

“This also affects the development of Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, where we reported a delay during the third quarter of 2020. We have now chosen to postpone the game’s release further and will not release it in 2021. We have also decided that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of Bloodlines 2, and we have begun a collaboration with a new studio partner to finish work on the game. It has been a difficult decision, but we are convinced that it is the right way to do justice to the game. ”

In addition, Paradox made a statement of similar characteristics on the Discord channel Bloodlines 2 . They assure that they will stop accepting game reservations for the time being and take the occasion to honor Hardsuit Labs for their efforts and thank them for their hard work on the project. The studio has done a great job laying the groundwork for the game.”

We will see how the title’s development progresses in the future and which studio is in charge of carrying out the project now. The truth is that things were not looking quite good for the studio, since months ago, it lost its creative designer and creative director.