Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed out of 2021, with developer Hardsuit Labs now not main the sport’s growth.
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 companion to complete work on the sport.” In a press release issued by the Bloodlines 2 Twitter account, Paradox mentioned that with a purpose to meet its ambitions for the sport, the writer got here to the conclusion that “a change is required, and, in consequence, extra growth time is required.”
Paradox thanked Hardsuit Labs for its work on the sport to this point. “The studio has completed an incredible job in laying the foundations for the sport and we hope that you simply, the group, may even recognize 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 growth.
Bloodlines 2 was initially pegged to launch in Q1 2020, however was postponed in to later within the 12 months, earlier than being formally delayed into 2021 in August of 2020. This was simply the beginning of the sport’s growth troubles, as later that month, the sport’s Narrative lead and Inventive Director have been dropped from the challenge 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 growth reshuffle, so Paradox has additionally determined to cease taking pre-orders for Bloodlines 2. “As quickly as we will, we’ll let you realize what the longer term growth staff of Bloodlines 2 will appear like,” the assertion reads. We’ll make sure to let you realize extra in regards to the destiny of the sport because the challenge develops underneath a brand new, unannounced studio.
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