Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines sequel has been delayed to avoid the original’s buggy launch
Vampire: The Cascade – Bloodlines 2 will recall its launch date in the first quarter of 2020. In an open letter written by series veterans Andy Kipling and Brian Mitsoda, Hudsuet Labs says it is committed to launching a stable, polished product. They say the game will still launch in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
The original game, Vampire: The Mascarade – Bloodlines, was launched in 2004 and was famously buggy. It is a mistake that the current development team refuses to make.
The team wrote in the letter, “For the last three and a half years we have worked hard to bring you a worthy successor to Bloodline 1.” “For us, this means not only being good at the ambitions of this remarkable sport, but also a duty to ensure that we don’t repeat it’s a mistake.
Today, we have to tell you that we need some time to get the game you are waiting for. Although Vampire: The Cascade – Bloodlines 2 will still launch in 2020, we have decided to focus on quality to create the Q1 launch window. ”
The Bloodlines 2 takes place in modern-day Seattle, Washington, and it tells the story of a newly formed vampire to wander like a dangerous and powerful subculture.
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The game was a contemporary of the 5th edition of Vampire: Muskered Tabletop role-playing game, though it does not try to re-apply its mechanics note-for-note.
“It was a very blank slate for us,” Mitsoda told Polygon in a May interview, “to build and build our corner of the world of darkness.”
“We wanted to take all the original bloodlines as a template,” Ellison said. “We want to make the Bloodlines game, so we mostly focus on what it means for us. We’ve built the whole world of Seattle from scratch.”
Fans will be able to learn more in a series of live streams starting on October 20 to engage with the PDXCON fan convention beginning October 18.