Paradox Interactive opened up GDC 2019 with the huge announcement of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, a long awaited sequel to the cult classic RPG. Since that announcement, the game has had a tentative 2020 release window, but that is changing today, with Bloodlines 2 joining the growing list of titles facing delays due to COVID-19.
As part of Paradox Interactive’s quarterly investors call this week, the publisher confirmed that Bloodlines 2 will be pushed back to 2021.
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
As the quote says, the delay is due to “quality bar and ambitions” in place for the developers. Beyond this announcement, more information will be coming in the next few months to further narrow down the new 2021 launch window and “other organisational changes”.
Bloodlines 2 is not the only game to be impacted. As part of the Paradox Interactive earnings call, the publisher also told investors that some unannounced games have also had internal delays due to the global pandemic.
KitGuru Says: While it is a shame to see such a promising looking game delayed, this seems like the right move. Rushing the next few months of development just to get the game out in 2020 would likely end badly.