Bloodlines 2: RPG will probably only be released in the second half of 2021

Bloodlines 2: RPG will probably only be released in the second half of 2021
Actually, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 should have been released this year. But it didn't work out. The title has been postponed several times. As Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud has now explained, it will be a long time before the release.

The vampires are taking a little longer to come

According to Ebba Ljungerud, the delays are related to that the development kits of the PS5 and Xbox Series X were barely available during the corona pandemic. This has had an impact on the development process for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 (buy now € 67.89 / € 53.99). "In order to develop for the next-gen, you have to have developer kits from the manufacturers. And I'm pretty sure that both Sony and Microsoft were affected by the pandemic because they didn't have that many devkits," she said.

It is not clear whether the delays are also due to the fact that several important members of the development team had to leave the studio in the past few months. First lead writer Brian Mitsoda and creative director Ka'ai Cluney had to leave, then we heard of senior narrative designer Cara Ellison's departure. This means that the people who were significantly involved in the development of the first part are no longer in the team. That had many fans of Bloodlines sit up and take notice.

According to Ebba Ljungerud, other games that have not yet been announced by Paradox will be affected by delays caused by the corona pandemic. But such delays are also something that one is used to in the games industry and at Paradox.

Source: PCGamer