Extremely anticipated: Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines continues to be within the works regardless of its writer’s lack of communication on the title. Paradox Interactive dropped some screenshots into its Steam web page and instructed followers it’s nonetheless engaged on the sport and would have extra info – maybe even a launch date this fall.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 producer Paradox Interactive broke cowl on Wednesday after an extended hiatus to replace followers on the closely delayed sport. The corporate acknowledges that it has been a very long time since its final neighborhood replace and that some followers who pre-ordered way back may not be too completely satisfied in regards to the delays and radio silence.
Paradox assures us it’s nonetheless engaged on the sport and may have extra to point out the neighborhood in September. Within the meantime, it supplied an non-obligatory refund to prospects with digital pre-orders. Moreover, those that pre-ordered bodily copies, together with the Collector’s Version, will obtain computerized “proactive” refunds.
Paradox mentioned it’s canceling bodily orders as a result of it needs to replace all editions to supply gamers with the “finest worth doable.” Whereas it did not specify what would change with bodily discs, the sport’s FAQ signifies Paradox needs to incorporate extra bonuses within the laborious copies. Refunding everybody pushes the reset button permitting them to re-choose a model as soon as it pronounces the brand new editions or to not purchase the sport in any respect.
In the meantime, we peppered this submit with new screenshots to tide followers over till Paradox’s September replace (masthead is just not new). Whether or not the writer may have a doable launch window at the moment is unclear.
The delays are most likely excruciating for followers who’ve waited nearly 20 years for a sequel to the beloved unique based mostly on the tabletop RPG Vampire: The Masquerade by White Wolf Publishing. Two different licensed titles – Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong and Bloodhunt – have been met with chilly receptions. Their mediocre metascores have been seemingly because of the builders venturing too removed from the unique title’s RPG origins.
Studio Large Dangerous Wolf reimagined Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong as a linear narrative, like Heavy Rain however with RPG components. Metacritic rated it within the low to mid-60s. Bloodhunt, developed by Sharkmob, rewrote the traditional RPG right into a battle-royale-style sport. Gamers have been barely extra receptive to this format, however the sport could not get away of the mid-70s on PC or PS5.
The 2 non-Paradox entries additionally had followers who have been long-anticipating Bloodlines confused as as to whether the title had gone by way of a reputation change or one thing since each video games launched inside months of one another final 12 months – its final recognized launch window. I am considerably embarrassed to confess that I by chance purchased Swansong for that very purpose.
At any time when it lastly releases, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 must be out there for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and Xbox Sequence consoles, barring any unannounced platform cancelation selections. If you have not performed the unique sport, it is dated however well worth the $20 asking value on Steam so long as you’ve gotten a potato (or VM) nonetheless operating Home windows XP or earlier.