The news was revealed by the official Bloodlines 2 Twitter account, which posted a statement saying that Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs have delayed Bloodlines 2 in order to “deliver the best game possible,” and a “worthy successor to the original Bloodlines game.”
“Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time,” the statement reads. “This means that our goal to release in 2020 is no longer possible. Moving launch is one of the changes we are making to ensure the best player experience possible.”
Today we have an important announcement in regards to the release date of Bloodlines 2. pic.twitter.com/M3xR5qOOpN
— Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (@VtM_Bloodlines) August 11, 2020
The tweet also notes that we should hear more information about launch timing “and other organizational changes” in the coming months, but a new release date is not set in stone right now.
“We understand this will be a disappointment to many of you, but we also appreciate how our ambition is echoed through many parts of the community,” the statement ends.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was previously delayed beyond its initial Q1 2020 launch window back in October of 2019. It will now launch at an indeterminate point in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. You can check out our preview of the game from E3 2019 here.
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