Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed in 2021, with developer Hardsuit Labs no longer leading the game’s development. The news was revealed in the publisher Paradox Interactive’s annual report for 2020. Paradox revealed that it has “started a collaboration with a new studio partner to complete the work on the game.” In a statement released by the Bloodlines 2 Twitter account, Paradox said that in order to meet the game’s ambitions, the publisher came to the conclusion that “a change is needed, and as a result, more development time is required.”
Paradox thanked Hardsuit Labs for their work on the game so far. “The studio has done a tremendous job of laying the groundwork for the game, and we hope that you, the community, will also appreciate your contribution to Bloodlines 2.”
; The final report indicates that the studio will “complete” the work on the game, which means that this does not appear to be a complete restart for development.
Bloodlines 2 was originally slated for launch in Q1 2020, but was postponed until later in the year, before being officially delayed until 2021 in August 2020. This was just the beginning of the game’s development issues, which later that month, the game’s Narrative Manager and Creative Director became unexpectedly dropped from the project. The game’s Senior Narrative Designer left shortly after in October.
The publisher can no longer set a release date for the game due to developments, so Paradox has also decided to stop pre-ordering Bloodlines 2. “As soon as we can, we’ll tell you what the future of Bloodlines 2’s development team will look like. , “it says in the statement. We will make sure to tell you more about the fate of the game when the project develops under a new, unannounced studio.
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