Hardsuit Labs has just announced that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will not release in March 2020, and will be delayed. And although the game is still planned for a 2020 release, there isn’t currently any ETA.
Hardsuit Labs claimed that it values quality over making the Q1 launch window. Therefore, and instead of releasing a rushed product, the team decided to delay the game.
As Hardsuit Labs stated:
“There are some things we wanted to hit under all circumstances when we set out to follow in Bloodlines’ footsteps: A deep, branching storyline; fascinating and amazingly acted characters; the rich universe of the World of Darkness. We firmly believe that we’re on the right track to get you all of this.
On the flip side, there’s the responsibility to avoid some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early. Over the last few months, it became clear that to stick to our original date would risk repeating that mistake. We won’t do that. In the end, everyone working on this game wants to offer you the best Bloodlines 2 we can.
This hasn’t been an easy- nor our first choice. Throughout 2019 we have been improving our processes and growing our teams, however it soon became clear that this alone won’t allow us to deliver the quality we want at the date we promised.”
Hardsuit Labs will be present at PDXCON. For those attending, the team will be sharing insights into the development of Bloodlines 2. Moreover, it will share the steps it’s taken to strengthen its development team. For those that will not attend the event, the team will share more details during its PDXCON Announcement stream. The stream will air on Saturday the 21st.