Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has already been through a long and turbulent development period. On Tuesday, it took another sour turn, when publisher Paradox Interactive announced that developer Hardsuit Labs has been fired.
In a statement on Twitter, Paradox thanked the development team for their efforts. According to the publisher, Hardsuit Labs has done a great job of laying the foundation for the game, but in the end it was not enough.
– We have made the difficult decision that Hardsuit Labs will no longer lead the development of Bloodlines 2, Paradox writes without giving any further explanation as to why.
Without a developer in place, Paradox has had to release Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 again. This means that the game will no longer arrive during 2021, and since it is impossible to say when it will arrive, Paradox has decided to stop all pre-orders.
Despite all the drama, Paradox assures that the game is still under development. Of course, there are still a whole bunch of questions left, such as who will take over the development work, how much of the existing game will be scrapped and when fans can expect to see it again.
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