Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Delayed, Devs Removed

Bloody hell.

Bloodlines 2

Paradox have announced that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed until next year at the earliest, as the publishers have removed the current developers, Hardsuit Labs, and are looking for another team to finish up completion of the game.


Wait, Why Have Paradox Removed Hardsuit Labs?

In Paradox’s year-end report, CEO Ebba Ljungerud states that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a number of issues during developments, as studios attempt to adapt to the work from home lifestyle: “Our studio organization in particular has found it difficult to maintain the usual production pace. We have therefore chosen to postpone several planned but not communicated releases to ensure the right quality, which postpones the release dates during 2021.”

Ebba goes on to say how this decision has effected the development of Bloodlines 2: “We have now chosen to postpone the release of the game further, and we will not be launching the game in 2021. We have also decided that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of Bloodlines 2, and we have started a collaboration with a new studio partner to finish work on the game. This has been a difficult decision, but we are convinced that it is the right way forward to do the game justice.”

Pre-orders for the game have also been cancelled, and this is just the latest in a long line of development issues for Bloodlines 2. Previously, the game’s narrative lead and creative director had been fired, while previous narrative director Chris Avellone was removed from the project after a number of sexual harassment allegations from multiple people across the industry.

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