Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was initially slated for a release late this year. Now the game has been pushed back to an undisclosed date in 2021. This marks the second delay as originally, the RPG was slotted to come out in March of this year. Updates on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been scarce as Hardsuit Labs has been pursed lipped about details for the game overall. They did indicate that the delay was needed to polish the game into something that good enough to be a successor to the original game.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is set in the immediate future of 2021, and focuses on re-imagining of Seattle into a city of darkness plagued with vampires, as the title would imply. The vampires formed in mafia-Esque clans and families that rule the grand west coast city. The player will be tasked with taking control of a thinblood vampire who sets out to fully explore his power and influence the game of politics and power. Another key feature is concealing the presence of vampires from humans, which the player will have to do and will still need to feed on humans.
Hardsuit Labs is aiming to make Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 much more freeing with what the player can do and how they can spec themselves than the first game. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 hopes to change its open-world formula as well, as Seattle was considered bloated by the developers. They aim to make the world space more dynamic and realistic.
With CDPR’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, who has been and most likely will dominate the video game conversation for the rest of the year, the delay for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 seems to be a safe move. The extra time will not only allow the game to be buffed more before release but it will give it breathing room to shine on its own.