Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Delayed to 2021 to Meet "Quality Bar and Ambitions"

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Delayed to 2021 to Meet "Quality Bar and Ambitions"

The long wait just got a little longer.

The long-awaited sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines will be arriving a little later than planned. Developer Hardsuit Labs announced late last night that Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to an unspecified point in 2021.

"Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time," reads a statement on the Bloodlines Twitter account. "This means that our goal to release in 2020 is no longer possible. Moving launch is one of the changes we are making to ensure the best player experience possible."

This isn't the first delay the hotly anticipated sequel has seen. Originally pushed out of the first half of 2020, Bloodlines 2 is targeting not just current-gen platforms like the Xbox One, but Hardsuit Labs is also gearing up to port the game to the Xbox Series X. It'll be included in Microsoft's Smart Delivery program that guarantees a free next-gen copy to anyone who purchases the game on the current console.

Additionally, it was revealed in June that the Anarch vampire Damsel will be returning from the original game. She'll be voiced once again by Courtenay Taylor, and you can check out the full character reveal in the trailer just below.

As recently as early July, we sat down with some of the developers behind Bloodlines 2 to talk about immersion in the dark world of Seattle. Head over to Eric's full interview with the team for more details on Bloodlines 2.

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