Thursday, October 17th 2019

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Delayed, Still Coming in 2020

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been delayed, according to developer Hardsuit Labs (Paradox Interactive makes a cameo here as publisher). The game, which builds upon the original Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines released way back in 2004, aims to provide a "deep, branching storyline; fascinating and amazingly acted characters; the rich universe of the World of Darkness" that can additionally be played in either first or third person perspective. According to the developer, pushing for a Q1 2020 release would mean compromise in those areas, as well as in polish for the final version of the game.

Of course, one other reason for the delay might be the fact that Q1 2020 is already jam-packed with heavy-hitting franchises and games such as the hugely awaited Cyberpunk 2077, the remastered Final Fantasy 7, The Last of us 2, and Doom Eternal, just to name a few. Perhaps the developer (and publisher Paradox Interactive) saw history in danger of repeating itself with the release of the original Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, which went toe to toe with Half Life 2, Halo 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - not the best time to launch a game. That decision eventually led to the shuttering of then-developer Troika Games. Expect the game to still drop around 2020, though no firm release date was set alongside the delay announcement.
Source: Hardsuit Labs
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9 Comments on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Delayed, Still Coming in 2020

#1
64K
They don't want to release it on top of other long desired games. Troika tried to rush out VTMB1 to showcase Valve's Source Engine and ended up releasing a very bugged game on the same day as Half Life 2. That didn't turn out so well for Troika.
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#2
EntropyZ
I'll feel better if ZeniMax delays The Elder Scrolls 6. 'Cuz Bethesda Game Studios is gonna need the time to get rid of those thousands of "features" bugs. I'm not paying for an early-access game or supporting them, since they lost all of my trust.

Then there's Mechwarrior 5 Mercenaries, it only had a slight delay, but I am thinking something is going to be off and there's going to be a day-one patch for it or something...
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#3
ZoneDymo
Take your time, just make it good
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#4
ShurikN
the original Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, which went toe to toe with Half Life 2, Halo 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
OOF

Anyway, it's suicide to release anything close to CP2077.
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#5
Prima.Vera
Just improve those animations and give us 4K texture pack.
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#6
TheOne
Couldn't help but laugh and feel a little bad for Bloodlines 2 when CP 2077's release date was announced.
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#7
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
I'm never upset when a game announces a delay this far out. I know more good work and refinement will go into the game. Too many publishers have forvced devs to release before ready these last few years. I see it as good news! :)
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#8
gamefoo21
I will buy this... please don't mess it up...
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