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Vapourware Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 - vaporware VTMB sequel from Paradox Interactive

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by vortex, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. agris Arcane Patron

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  2. prengle Savant

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    oooooooOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo the game is deeeeeeeeeAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAdddddddddddddddd. spoooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooky
     
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  3. Ezeekiel Liturgist

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    Hopefully...
     
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  4. Ezeekiel Liturgist

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    Only if he swears off the controller and gets a second-in-command who knows how to design good combat mechanics.
     
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  5. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    Part you quited looks like political programm, (almost) openly stating - we should bring rw politics in games.
    Like if it wasn't there. Probably - on new level? With coordinated effort?

    Which one?
     
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  6. TwoEdge Learned

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Wester looks like he has seen some shit.
     
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  8. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Text summary:

    PC Gamer guy then speculates that it's Harebrained but that is extremely unlikely because they're a small studio already working on two projects.
     
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  9. Meredoth Arcane

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    Daniel Vávra should make his own vampire game, with blackjack and hookers. Fuck Paradox. How many years promising this game and only delivering Fortnite clones and visual novels.
     
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  10. Justicar Dead game

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    Paradox cant make real games jabronis all they ever did is excel spreadsheet managers.
     
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  11. Vincente Scholar

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    Paradox is just the publisher.
    They said project was greenlit around 2016 and they expected Hardsuit to release a product around 2018 if I'm not mistaken.
     
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  12. Zyondyne Educated

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    With Farkle and whores*
     
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  13. PlacidDragon Educated

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    Hardsuit Labs was formed in 2015 (i dont remember when exactly).
    Paradox bought White Wolf Publishing (owner of VTM) in October of 2015.
    In an interview in 2017, Hardsuit stated "We started working on our pitch almost immediately after we heard that Paradox had acquired the IP and I'm thrilled that Paradox recognized our passion and abilities. We are honored to be bringing Bloodlines 2 to fans all over the world"
    Paradox acquired a 33 percent share in Hardsuit in January of 2018 for 2 million dollars.

    And from then on it was all downhill :)
     
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  14. ADULF HITLOR FAN KLUB Arbiter

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    Maybe he hails from Malmö.
     
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  15. Alphons Arbiter

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    Probably Bloodlines 2.
     
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  16. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron

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    https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-new...-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-progress-3097313
    this article is mainly about what Roguey already posted above but it contains this tidbit:

    Vampire: The Masquerade® - Bloodlines™ 2 finna be BUSSIN'

    no cap
     
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  17. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    At this point I'll just make my own damn vampire rpg.
     
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    Excel spreadsheet managers are the best kind of games, fool.

    Problem is, paracux is increasingly failing even at that.
     
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    Tetris has better gameplay than their "games"
     
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  20. DeepOcean Arcane

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    Man, first EA invented the term surprise mechanics, now Paradox invented the surprise developer.
     
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    They are just desperate to salvage what's left of that Bloodlines 2 hype before it died down for good. Prolly went shopping for any dev capable of making any Vampire-related project to fill the gap. We are lucky, I guess. Could have been Shower With Your Vampiric Dad Simulator, or Vampire: The Monopoly.
     
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  22. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    so, someone is working on the game and they won't even say who it is?
     
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    And both of them practice surprise buttsex on their fans.
     
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  24. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Bloodlines 2 had secretly been in development for three years until it was announced.
     
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  25. ColaWerewolf Literate

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    Considering that the game is already announced there's not a lot of reason to keep the developers a secret. The only speculation I can make is that the developers are relatively unknown, so Paradox is concerned that revealing them without an accompanied gameplay trailer would invite more criticism than trust from the audience. Likely they're waiting until they have a watertight trailer to show before announcing who it is. It also confirms that it's not any sort of public-darling studio. If it was Obsidian for example they would've mentioned it the day they signed the contract.

    But man, this must be one of the biggest landmines a publisher has ever stepped onto. The WoD IP itself is doing fine in the gaming world. Not great, but fine. Their CYOA games have completely monopolized the CYOA fandom after the success that was Parliament of Knives, Swansong is looking solid so far, the visual novels by Draw Distance are... there. There's no solid main-course RPG like Redemption yet, but there's been plenty of little appetizers that were well-received. If a competent single player non-text-based RPG were released right now, it would've been the perfect coup de grace. But trusting Mitsoda and some fledgling dev studio to deliver on that was beyond naive. The biggest red flag should've been the promise of a sequel to Bloodlines instead of just making a new title a la Swansong. That "Bloodlines 2" tag attracts way too much unwanted attention, especially since a game with themes and humor like what we see in Bloodlines can't be released in today's climate without being chewed out by the press. It was doomed to fail from the start and what's worse is that Bloodlines fans will never let them live it down.
     
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