A few minutes ago, publisher of Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 Paradox gave a terrible message to customer in an update on their Discord server: The developer has been fired – but why is it?
What happened? On the in-house Discord server, the developer / publisher of Vampire The Masquerade 2: Bloodlines announced that the game is no longer in development at Hardsuit Labs.
The statement on the discharge from Bloodlines 2
As you have noticed, we’ve been keeping pretty quiet for a while. With this in mind, the first piece of news we have for you is to confirm that Bloodlines 2 is still in development.
Secondly, we have made the hard decision that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of Bloodlines 2 – which also means that we will not be releasing in 2021 as previously planned. Since we cannot at this time communicate a new release date, we’ve also decided to stop accepting pre-orders for the time being.
This game is very important to us and it has been an ambitious project from the very start. In order to meet our goals for it, we’ve come to the conclusion that a change is needed and, as a result, more development time is required.
We’d like to take this opportunity to honor Hardsuit Labs for their efforts and thank them for their hard work on the project. The studio has done a tremendous job in laying the foundations for the game and we hope that you, the community, will also appreciate their contribution to Bloodlines 2.
We’re thankful for your continuous support throughout the game’s development. We understand how important this is to you, and we’d love to share more with you. As soon as we can, we’ll let you know what the future development team of Bloodlines 2 will look like.
To say the fans were shocked would be an understatement. Still, almost everyone thought that further postponements were to be expected. Other problems within the development team were also accepted.
Most recently the writers and lead narrative designers were fired. So fans were prepared for bad things, as they themselves announced in the overloaded Discord. But nobody would have expected that a whole team would be replaced.
The fact that Paradox cannot name a new developer yet worries us personally. As the publisher says, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodline 2 will not have a release date in 2021.
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