Anticipation Builds as Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Developer Reveal Nears

David Byrne


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After a tumultuous journey filled with delays and development challenges, Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 fans can finally look forward to a significant announcement this September. The official Twitter account for the game has teased a big reveal, including which studio has taken over the development from Hardsuit Labs.

It has been over two years since Hardsuit Labs was dropped from the project, and Paradox Interactive, the game’s publisher, has remained tight-lipped about the new developer's identity. Now, with the upcoming announcement, fans will not only finally learn which studio has stepped in to complete the highly anticipated sequel, but they can also expect more details about the game's launch.

However, the game's development has not been without its share of concerns. The sudden firing of Brian Mitsoda, a key figure behind the original Bloodlines, and writer Cara Ellison's departure have cast a shadow of doubt over the sequel's future. Additionally, the physical pre-orders for the game, including its collector's edition, will be refunded, as the bonus content has been updated and no longer represents the original offerings.

Despite these setbacks, Paradox Interactive has released a set of five moody screenshots to accompany the recent news, indicating that the new development team has been making progress. While the announcement might not provide a solid release date, fans are hopeful that Paradox's upcoming event will bring a sense of renewed excitement and confidence in the game's development.

In conclusion, the upcoming announcement concerning Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2's new development studio and further details about the game holds the potential to rekindle the excitement and anticipation that fans have had for this long-awaited sequel. While the game's development history has been rocky, it is now up to the new studio to prove that it can overcome these challenges and deliver a worthy successor to the beloved original game.