Remember Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2? It’s not dead, apparently.
Yes, we’d more or less written it off but if Dead Island 2 proves anything it’s that there’s always a chance for a game to claw its way out of development hell. And now, according to the official Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 twitter account, it’s still happening.
There’s a statement on the official website and the game’s FAQ has been updated with information about the game’s refund policy. The people who pre-ordered the First Blood Edition and Unsanctioned Edition can choose to keep it or apply for a refund.
As for the physical editions, though? All those are being refunded automatically, including the Collector’s Edition. Could it be that the game isn’t actually getting a physical release? That may well be the case.
This vampire action-RPG changed developer back in 2021, and publisher Paradox Interactive later stated it was in good hands. The new statement reads:
“We’re excited to show you more and hope to have all of you with us in September when we reveal more. We know you are eager to see how the game is coming along so we’ve put together a fresh batch of screenshots to share with you.”
The screenshots look cool but they’re mostly backgrounds, with no actual gameplay. Coupled with that, and the phrasing of the statement we’d expect to to arrive Q3 2024 at the earliest.
We also don’t know is who the current developer is, which may seem strange. It’s been suggested it’s The Chinese Room, developers of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and more. If that’s the case, we wonder if this action-RPG might have had the action scaled back.
We’ll have to wait till September to find out. In the meantime, why not revisit the PC original? Being a bloodsucker never gets old.