Development of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is said to be going well according to Paradox Interactive, but who it is actually doing the work we still don't know. Hardware Labs was taken off the project at the beginning of this year and replaced by another team. The game's troubled production is well documented at this point, except according to the publisher, this mystery team "is doing quite well and we are happy with the progress of the project now".
With that said, though, it still seems like the title is a long way off. CFO Alexander Bricca dodged questions about a release date in a Q3 interim report, simply saying "it's quite some time" before a launch date can be discussed. To think the game was originally slated to arrive in 2020, then 2021, and now even a release next year seems unlikely.
As for why Paradox Interactive hasn't shared what developer is now making Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, Bricca said: "We prefer to give the studio a situation where they can focus fully on the game development and not having to address fans reaching out to them. So therefore we have so far not disclosed the name of the studio and we are very happy to keep it that way for still some time."
It sounds like any concrete news or footage is still a long way out then. Have you been looking forward to the game? Share your thoughts in the comments below.