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The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 studio taken off project



It’s always disappointing to hear about development issues for the sequels to beloved game franchises. That has certainly been the case with Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 up to now. The game was officially announced in March 2019. The initial visuals looked very promising and many expected it to deliver a modern vampire experience that exceeds the quality of the original. Since then, it has done as well as the rest of the world. After a long streak of bad news, the game has been delayed indefinitely. The studio working on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 it has also been removed from the project by editor Paradox Interactive.

Developer Hardsuit Labs has definitely been through tough times. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 It was initially scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2020. Keep in mind, it was before Covid-19 made game development more tedious. The game was supposed to be released later in 2020 to “avoid past mistakes” associated with the original. Blood lines.

However, that wasn’t meant to be either. A series of layoffs and departures of leaders rocked the project during the second half of 2020. Lead writer Brian Mitsoda and creative director Ka’ai Cluney left the project on less than pleasant terms. That followed with the departure of senior narrative designer Cara Ellison a couple of months later.

The bleeding continues

The latest news we hear Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 It was in December when it was announced that the game would arrive in the second half of 2021. You would think that the game would be almost finished by now. After all, it had already been in development for three and a half years before the first delay was announced in 2019. At this point, no one can guess what is going on.

However, Paradox Interactive has clearly had enough of Hardsuit Labs. It is rare to see a full development studio withdraw from a project, but that is exactly what is happening to Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. The editor I did not say which studio will finish development, but will announce the new team in due course. Meanwhile, pre-orders are no longer accepted.

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