To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is no longer scheduled to launch in 2020. Harduit Labs has delayed the vampiric RPG to 2021, with both a PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 version in the works. The team states it needs more time so that it can meet the bar of quality and ambitions it has set for itself.
Taking to Twitter, the developer said: "This is not a decision taken lightly nor is it the first option we considered. We will share more information in the coming months on launch timing and other organizational changes that will help us achieve this goal." This is hardly a surprising announcement, we're slowly closing in on September and the further you leave it, the less likely it is your game will launch within the same year.
This does beg the question though: did Hardsuit Labs ever even have a chance of hitting that original launch window of Q1 2020 announced back in March 2019? Was this ever a realistic target and what sort of state would the game have launched in? We will more than likely never get an answer, but it's something interesting to consider as the title now arrives in 2021. Does Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 now have a better chance of success after moving out of the way of Cyberpunk 2077? Satisfy your thirst for blood in the comments below.