Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed out of 2021, with developer Hardsuit Labs now not main the sport’s improvement.
The information was revealed in writer Paradox Interactive’s 2020 year-end report. Paradox revealed it has “began a collaboration with a brand new studio accomplice to complete work on the sport.” In an announcement issued by the Bloodlines 2 Twitter account, Paradox mentioned that with the intention to meet its ambitions for the sport, the writer got here to the conclusion that “a change is required, and, consequently, extra improvement time is required.”
Paradox thanked Hardsuit Labs for its work on the sport up to now. “The studio has performed an amazing job in laying the foundations for the sport and we hope that you just, the group, will even respect their contribution to Bloodlines 2.” The year-end report signifies that the studio will “end” work on the sport, which means this does not appear to be a full restart for improvement.
Bloodlines 2 was initially pegged to launch in Q1 2020, however was postponed in to later within the yr, earlier than being formally delayed into 2021 in August of 2020. This was simply the beginning of the sport’s improvement troubles, as later that month, the sport’s Narrative lead and Inventive Director have been dropped from the mission unexpectedly. The sport’s Senior Narrative Designer left shortly after in October.
The writer can now not pin down a launch date for the sport as a result of improvement reshuffle, so Paradox has additionally determined to cease taking pre-orders for Bloodlines 2. “As quickly as we are able to, we’ll let you realize what the longer term improvement staff of Bloodlines 2 will appear like,” the assertion reads. We’ll you’ll want to let you realize extra concerning the destiny of the sport because the mission develops beneath a brand new, unannounced studio.
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