Paradox Interactive revealed today that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will not be out in 2021, and that Hardsuit Labs is no longer the lead developer for the game.
The publisher also said that they will stop taking preorders for the game because they don’t have a firm release window for it at the moment.
Good morning, everyone
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.Bloodlines 2 Development Update
Paradox had recently parted ways with key personnel, including Brian Mitsoda, Ka’ai Cluney and Cara Ellison, so there were signs of trouble last year already. Hopefully they will still be able to deliver on Hardsuit Labs‘ vision.