The new iteration in the Vampire: The Masquerade –– Bloodlines 2, is going to miss its launch date that was previously set to be in the first quarter of 2020.
The makers of the previous and this game, Andy and Brian, in an open letter, gave a simple reason for the delay and that was the buggy launch of the previous version.
They want to give the fans a proper polished product that they will love right out of the box and not something they will have to wait to be fixed through software updates later on. The game is set to launch on PC, Xbox One and PS4, sometime in 2020.
In the letter, they said, “For the last three and a half years, we’ve worked hard to bring you a worthy successor to Bloodlines 1,”. “To us, that meant not only making good on the ambitions of this remarkable game but also a duty to ensure we would not repeat its mistakes.
Today, we have to tell you that we need some more time to get you the game you’ve been waiting for. Although Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 will still launch in 2020, we have decided to value quality over making the Q1 launch window.”
Bloodlines 2 will take place in a contemporary setting of modern-day Seattle and tell the story of a newborn vampire that is left to discover and wander around in a dangerous new powerful subculture. Mitsoda has also returned as the game’s narrative lead to reprise his role from the last game.
The game is based on a template of the original version of Bloodlines but still, there are a lot of changes that the development team had to do, which included created the entire world of Seattle from scratch.
We’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out.