The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’ could launch next year

It’s apparently “not impossible” that we’ll be enjoying the long-awaited (and much-delayed) Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 next year.

That’s in line with Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester who, in an interview with Swedish web site Privata Affärer (through PC Gamer), mentioned that we’ll discover out Bloodline 2’s launch date “reasonably soon” and {that a} 2023 launch window is “absolutely not impossible.”

Bloodlines 2, the sequel to Troika Games’ 2004 cult traditional Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, has had one thing of a tortured journey over the previous few years. The challenge was initially being developed by Hardsuit Labs, which a launch date penned for March 2020.

March 2020 got here and went, and whereas a number of issues have been launched upon the world that year, Bloodline 2 wasn’t one among them. In August of that year, the sport’s lead author Brian Mitsoda and artistic director Ka’ai Cluney have been each let go from the challenge. Two months later, Bloodlines 2’s senior narrative designer Cara Ellison additionally departed.

As you’d maybe count on in any case of that upheaval, this model of the sport was practically cancelled – virtually completely, till Paradox handed the challenge over to a different, nonetheless unknown developer.

Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Credit: Paradox Interactive.

It’s perhaps a bit of odd that, with a possible 2023 launch window, we nonetheless don’t know who’s growing the sport. However evidently Paradox is eager to maintain issues near its chest for now – particularly relating to nailing down a precise launch date.

“If you look at the pipeline, we’ve been a little cautious about announcing things because we got burned a little bit on Bloodlines 2“, said Wester. “We’ve said we’re not going to release anything until we’re pretty sure of an absolute launch date or at least a launch month.”

In different gaming information, Ubisoft has cancelled pre-orders for Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Remake, however insists that the sport will nonetheless be launched.

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