Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delayed indefinitely

By Sean Carey,
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been delayed indefinitely, and developer Hardsuit Labs is no longer working on the project.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

A development update from publisher Paradox Interactive reads, "We have made the hard decision that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of Bloodlines 2 - which also means that we will not be releasing in 2021 as previously planned. Since we cannot at this time communicate a new release date, we've also decided to stop accepting pre-orders for the time being.

"This game is very important to us, and it has been an ambitious project from the very start. In order to meet our goals for it, we’ve come to the conclusion that a change is needed and, as a result, more development time is required."

Paradox also thanked Hardsuit Labs for its efforts and for laying the foundations of the game. On the surface, it seems there's no bad blood between the two, but it's unclear why Hardsuit has been dropped as Bloodlines 2's developer. In Paradox's financial end-of-year report, CEO Ebba Ljungerud said that Paradox has partnered with a new studio to finish work on the game, but doesn't mention who this new developer is.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been in development hell over the past couple of years. The game was due to launch in 2020, but two delays saw it pushed back into 2021. Six months ago, both the narrative lead and creative director left the project.

No new release date for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been announced.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.