Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 komt niet meer dit jaar uit, zo heeft uitgever Paradox laten weten.

Developer Hardsuit Labs is also being dropped from the project, and Paradox is setting up a still-unknown studio to develop the rest of the game. “This was a tough decision, but we are convinced it is the way to do justice to the game.”

Bloodlines 2 development has been plagued with problems so far. The game has been postponed several times and is expected to be released sometime in the second half of 2021 until today. Hardsuit Labs had previously been fired, including lead writer Brian Mitsoda and creative director Ka’ai Cluney. Narrative designer Chris Avellone was also fired and all of his work was removed from the game after several people in the game industry accused him of sexual harassment.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One and PC. The game takes place in Seattle, where a blood war between different vampire factions is going on. The story changes depending on whether the player can keep humanity from thinking that vampires don’t exist.