Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 was almost canceled after a developer change, but was saved thanks to a solid pitch.
According to a recent interview with Swedish outlet Keep going, publisher Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester explained how Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 was close to a complete shutdown after developer Hardsuit Labs was fired from the project and Game delayed “indefinitely”“In February 2021.
When asked (translated by DeepL Translator) “How close are you to closing the game?” Wester responded: “When we pulled the game out of the original developer, there was a long discussion about whether to scrap the game or move it forward. At that point we were actually ready to stop production altogether. Were.”
Fortunately for all Vampire the Masquerade fans though, the project was described by Wester as “a pitch that we thought was convincing enough to proceed.” Paradox’s CEO also wanted to reassure fans who have been waiting for the sequel, saying: “We are very hopeful that this will be a good game that will live up to the expectations of the players.”
Paradox has not publicly announced which studio took over the project, however, in an Avanza interview, Wester stated that it is “a very reputable and talented developer that has made many different games in the past. ”
It hasn’t been an easy road for Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2. The game was originally announced in 2019 and was scheduled for release in 2020, however, was hit by a delay that pushed it back to 2021. As it stands now, no new release date has been confirmed – following the game’s indefinite delay.
As Wester explains in the same interview: “The timetable for Bloodline 2 has been affected by both staff departures and the pandemic. The decision to adapt the game for a new generation of consoles, PS5 And xbox series x, has also contributed.”
To find out which games are definitely coming out this year, take a look at our new games 2021 List.