Hardsuit Labs has announced that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the cult classic RPG has been pushed back from the Q1 2020 launch window.
Although Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will still launch in 2020, the team has decided that the game needs some additional time to avoid the missteps of its predecessor, which suffered from a rushed release.
Through further development and listening to feedback, the team is now focused on delivering a quality World of Darkness experience that’s expected from them.
Hardsuit Labs has promised that they’re still going to deliver a deep, branching storyline; fascinating and amazingly acted characters; the rich universe of the World of Darkness.
The team will be opening up a Reddit thread to answer any of your questions in the Bloodlines stream on the following Sunday.
The decision is based on the feedback received from players, so the studio now believes that quality is more important than releasing the game if the first quarter.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to arrive on April 16, So February – April will be a pretty busy period of gamers. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was initially scheduled for March 2020 release.
In a long blog post, Hardsuit Labs explains that it wants to offer players a deep, branching storyline, fascinating and amazingly acted characters, as well as the rich universe of the World of Darkness.
Even though Hardsuit Labs improved its workflow and the team, there’s a studio realized over the last few months that to stick to its original date would risk launching a game full of bugs.
At some point, during the development process, it was clear that these alone will not allow the studio to provide players the quality they want at the date promised.
Hardsuit Labs also confirmed they will be in Berlin for PDXCON and also they will be sharing more about the delay of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 during the PDXCON Announcement stream on October 19.