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Game News Bloodlines 2 delayed to later in 2020

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Tags: Andy Kipling; Brian Mitsoda; Hardsuit Labs; Paradox Interactive; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

Ever since Paradox unveiled the first Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 gameplay footage back in June, some people have been saying that the game needed more development time and wouldn't be ready for its March 2020 release date. Last month's cancellation of the Bloodlines 2 hands-on demo at PDXCON was an early hint that they might agree with that assessment. Today's announcement by Brian Mitsoda and Hardsuit CEO Andy Kipling makes it official - Bloodlines 2 is delayed to sometime later in 2020.

To all fans of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

For the last three and a half years, we’ve worked hard to bring you a worthy successor to Bloodlines 1. To us, that meant not only making good on the ambitions of this remarkable game, but also a duty to ensure we would not repeat its mistakes. Today, we have to tell you that we need some more time to get you the game you’ve been waiting for. Although Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will still launch in 2020, we have decided to value quality over making the Q1 launch window.

There are some things we wanted to hit under all circumstances when we set out to follow in Bloodlines’ footsteps: A deep, branching storyline; fascinating and amazingly acted characters; the rich universe of the World of Darkness. We firmly believe that we’re on the right track to get you all of this.

On the flip side, there’s the responsibility to avoid some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early. Over the last few months, it became clear that to stick to our original date would risk repeating that mistake. We won’t do that. In the end, everyone working on this game wants to offer you the best Bloodlines 2 we can.

This hasn’t been an easy- nor our first choice. Throughout 2019 we have been improving our processes and growing our teams, however it soon became clear that this alone won’t allow us to deliver the quality we want at the date we promised.

Your feedback was invaluable in this. It helped us give the proper weight to what we saw, as well. We’d like to thank you, and hope you’ll support us in the decision that came from it.

Many of us from Hardsuit Labs will be in Berlin for PDXCON. For those of you going, we look forward to seeing you there! We will be sharing insights into the development of Bloodlines 2 along with other steps we’ve taken to strengthen our development team to realize our ambitions for Bloodlines 2.

For those of you who won’t be there, we will be sharing more about this during the PDXCON Announcement stream on Saturday the 21st. We are also opening up a Reddit thread to answer any of your questions in the Bloodlines stream on the following Sunday.

Thanks,

Andy Kipling and Brian Mitsoda, on behalf of the team at Hardsuit Labs

We want to hear from you! Join the discussion on our Discord channel or Reddit to ask your questions. We will compile them to be answered on October 20th during our special Dev Q&A stream live from PDXCON.

Tune in to Paradox Interactive Twitch or Mixer channels this Sunday at 4pm CET to watch our dev team answer your most burning questions
Well that's that. Last week Hardsuit revealed the game's fifth and final faction, a group of Nosferatu information brokers known as the Unseen (Samuel from the E3 demo is a member). With that business done, we're all set for whatever new stuff they unveil at PDXCON this weekend.
 

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Meanwhile, Coteries of New York is still supposed to release this year and we still aren't hearing any news about it.
 
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The date is listed as Q4 2019, which we've already reached.
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