Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed, the game’s developer Hardsuit Labs has announced. Originally scheduled to release during Q1 2020, the developer has said that it will not be making the Q1 2020 launch window. Why? Quality.
Hardsuit Labs posted an update over on the Bloodlines 2 official website where it offered an explanation to fans. The developer wrote:
For the last three and a half years, we’ve worked hard to bring you a worthy successor to Bloodlines 1. To us, that meant not only making good on the ambitions of this remarkable game, but also a duty to ensure we would not repeat its mistakes. Today, we have to tell you that we need some more time to get you the game you’ve been waiting for. Although Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will still launch in 2020, we have decided to value quality over making the Q1 launch window.
Hardsuit Labs also acknowledges that the first game was released too early and as a result, it suffered. The developer says that it wants to avoid the issues that “plagued” the first game, and so they’ll be taking more time to deliver a quality product.
I don’t think anyone can really fault the developer in this instance. Games that are rushed out the door to hit a release target rarely hold up to scrutiny, as Hardsuit Labs learned with Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. It’s nice to see a lesson has been learned, then. If only more developers and publishers were this way inclined, eh?
Source: Hardsuit Labs