Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 release has been pushed to 2021, Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs announced on the game’s Twitter account today.
In a now all too common tone, the tweet opens with the ominous lines gamers have seen repeatedly over the last year or so: “An announcement about our release date…”. Citing meeting the quality standards and ambitions set for themselves, the announcement comes, in this case, that the release date will be delayed until some point in 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
While this is a broad window of time when the game could be released, it’s still better to hear a specific, albeit wide time frame for a delay. It gives out a certain sense of security and hope, unlike that time Techland delayed Dying Light 2 for an indefinite amount of time.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is the follow-up of the popular Bloodlines title, released in 2004. The original game still holds up to this day in several “Best vampire games” lists that pop up here and there. As late as this year, Gameranx posted a Best Vampire Games of All Time video and in it, the original Bloodlines landed in number 2.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 also made some noise recently when it announced that the game is actively political, which some commentators found reprehensible.