Swedish games giant Paradox has said that it will be pushing back the release of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 even further.
This news comes from the company's CEO Ebba Ljungerud (pictured), who told investors in its financial report for the 2020 fiscal year that not only was the game not going to be launching in 2021, but that developers Hardsuit Labs would no longer be leading work on the project. Paradox is now working with another development partner, but it remains to be seen who that is.
"For us, it is crucial that our games are well received by the players, so we always choose, if possible, to give our development studios the time required to achieve our quality goals," Ljungerud said.
"This also affects the development of Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, where we communicated a delay during the third quarter of 2020. We have now chosen to postpone the release of the game further, and we will not be launching the game in 2021. We have also decided that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of Bloodlines 2, and we have started a collaboration with a new studio partner to finish work on the game. This has been a difficult decision, but we are convinced that it is the right way forward to do the game justice."
This news follows word in August 2020 that creative director Ka’ai Cluney and lead writer Brian Mitsoda had left Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 and the title being delayed until 2021.