After vanishing like a vampire in the dead of night for a significant period of time, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is finally coming out of the shadows with an announcement. The developers teased vague hints about the vampire game, with more coming later this year. Paradox Interactive has unveiled that more information will be revealed in September. But it is not all good news, as this, unfortunately, comes hot on the heels of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt losing support for future development.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Announcement
In a tweet shared on June 7, Paradox teased the fans with the message, “Rise, Kindred, and join us in September for a big announcement!” The nature of the announcement remains veiled in mystery, leaving fans speculating about potential revelations such as the game’s developer or the debut of a new trailer. But if nothing else, we got our fair share of screenshots, and if they’re anything to go by, the game looks quite good.
All the cinematic videos from 2019 have been made private on the official YouTube account, indicating a deliberate effort to maintain secrecy leading up to the September event. Furthermore, the official website has been stripped of details regarding the game.
Now for the unfortunate news from the developers. Paradox confirmed that it would issue refunds to those who pre-ordered the game due to substantial changes in the original content. Since the game is not what it used to be when people preordered it, those need to be refunded.
The developers said:
“We acknowledge it was a long time ago that many of you pre-ordered Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. As development continues, we will be updating the game’s editions and bonus content, and we want to provide the best value to those of you who supported us via digital pre-order after all this time. We are thus offering refunds to anyone who has pre-ordered any edition of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. As part of this process, we are proactively refunding all pre-orders of physical products, including the Collector’s Edition. The digital versions of the First Blood Edition, Unsanctioned Edition, and Blood Moon Edition remain but can be refunded if you choose.”
This suggests that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul. With a new developer at the helm that we don’t know much about, refunded pre-orders, and a completely revamped website, the September reveal will likely showcase a markedly different version of the game compared to what was previously seen in trailers. The build-up means the people making the game are happy with its direction. When September rolls around, you will find the reveal’s coverage here. Until then, get your vampire fix by checking out how to unlock a vampire horse in V Rising.