Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has had a tumultuous history to say the least. After several delays which eventually led to original developer Hardsuit Labs no longer being involved in the project, the title has largely flown under the radar as a new studio whose name has yet to be revealed continues to work on the RPG.
This, however, hasn't stopped fans from worrying about the game being canceled. Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester previously admitted that the publisher was close to shutting down the project before an internal pitch convinced it to continue working on the title alongside a new studio. While the developer's identity remains a mystery, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 seems to be coming along well.
"The new developer is doing quite well and we are happy with the progress of the project now, but it's still quite some time before we can start talking about release dates," CFO Alexander Bricca said during the company's Q3 interim report livestream.
"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."
Although knowing that we'll have to wait longer before learning who helms Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2's development will be frustrating for some fans, the fact that the project is progressing well should, at least, put to rest any worries regarding its cancelation.
In other Paradox Interactive news, CEO Fredrik Wester has revealed that the company will take a more conservative approach towards externally developed games going forward, shifting focus towards internally developed ones, particularly those belonging to its core franchises.
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