Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 seems to have to wait a little longer.
Vampire: Masquerade-Bloodline 2 According to publisher Paradox, it is unlikely that it will be released in the first half of 2021.
In an interview with Swedish financial publication Placera (thanks, ), the company’s CEO dropped the news and said some of the reasons for the delay were related to bringing the game to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
“I don’t think it will come earlier this year, but it will,” said Paradox CEO Eva Lungeldo.
“Bloodlines 2’s schedule is affected by both staff dropouts and pandemics. Due to this delay, Paradox has decided to adapt the game to the recently released new console generations of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. This adaptation work itself contributes to the delay in launch.
“We need a manufacturer’s development kit to be able to develop for the next generation, and I’m convinced that both Sony and Microsoft were affected by the pandemic because they didn’t have that many development kits. I am. “
The title developed by Hardsuit Labs was originally planned to be released in the first quarter of 2020, but has been postponed later this year. The game was postponed again this year in August to some time in 2021.
As far as staff dropouts are concerned, Ljungerud mentions a scandal involving Chris Avellone, which has removed all work from Bloodlines 2 in response to multiple allegations of fraud.
After Averone’s work was scrubbed, it was announced that the development team had lost chief narrative designer Brian Mizoda and creative director Kaai Clooney.