Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has been delayed for several months. Originally slated to release in March 2020, the vampire RPG will now release some time later in the year.
The news comes from a blog post on the game’s official website (via Eurogamer), where Hardsuit Labs’ CEO Andy Kipling and writer Brian Mitsoda said the delay was to provide further polish to the game ahead of release.
There are some things we wanted to hit under all circumstances when we set out to follow in Bloodlines’ footsteps: A deep, branching storyline; fascinating and amazingly acted characters; the rich universe of the World of Darkness. We firmly believe that we’re on the right track to get you all of this.
On the flip side, there’s the responsibility to avoid some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early. Over the last few months, it became clear that to stick to our original date would risk repeating that mistake. We won’t do that. In the end, everyone working on this game wants to offer you the best Bloodlines 2 we can.
This hasn’t been an easy — nor our first choice. Throughout 2019 we have been improving our processes and growing our teams, however it soon became clear that this alone won’t allow us to deliver the quality we want at the date we promised.
While the delay is certainly unfortunate news for those excitedly awaiting the game’s previous release of March 2020, it’s heartening to see Hardsuit Labs pushing for a well-polished product at launch.
Neither Hardsuit Labs nor publisher Paradox Interactive provided a new launch date for the game. As of now, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is set to release later in 2020 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A release close to Halloween would be delicious …
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Vampire news and information as it breaks. While you wait, be sure to check out 28 minutes of gameplay shown at Gamescom 2019.