Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has experienced some rocky development so far, switching studios to a now unnamed development team as former members at Hardsuit Labs left the project. As a result, the game went silent for several months, but publisher Paradox Interactive is now assuring fans that it’s still “in good hands”, though won’t be at the upcoming PDXCon 2022.
Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester provided a brief update on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 and while it wasn’t what fans were expecting, it’s good to know that the project is going well despite being almost cancelled last year. “The game is in good hands and we look forward to showing you more when the team and the game is ready,” said Wester in a tweet response.
When pressed by another Twitter user about whether or not the publisher will have anything to show of the game at the upcoming PDXCon 2022, Wester stated that they didn’t have any plans.
The Vampire: The Masquerade series has seen a recent resurgence in the gaming world, largely thanks to spin-offs like Swansong and Bloodhunt keeping the IP alive. However, most fans are still looking forward to the next major mainline entry, Bloodlines 2.
Paradox Interactive has yet to name the studio currently working on the sequel, though some fans speculate that it could be an internal team at the company. Other, more ludicrous ideas put forth include Obsidian Entertainment, who developed the original Bloodlines game. This would make sense but Obsidian appears to have a busy schedule developing both The Outer Worlds 2 and the fantasy RPG Avowed at the moment.
Exactly when we can expect to see Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 again is unknown, but hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.
Source: Fredrik Wester