The Vampire: The Masquerade series has had various development issues in the last few years. However, while Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunter went into early access in September, and was then postponed indefinitely so that the developer could focus on improving it, there has been little sign of success for the franchise’s upcoming titles. After being stuck in production limbo for years with no developer assigned, Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong has already been postponed yet again.
Vampire: The Masquerade-Swansong was originally scheduled to be released this year and later in February 2022, which gamers say is a horrible time to launch so close to such high-profile titles as Elden Ring and Horizon: Forbidden West.
While the game’s project team Nacon apologized for the postponement and assured fans that production was running smoothly, they wanted to take the time to build a high-quality game. As a result, the crew will be able to add a little extra gloss to the game, which will benefit the quality assurance process.
“This wasn’t a decision we took lightly, but one necessary to ensure the highest possible quality while retaining a healthy work-life balance for our team,” The studio captioned in a Tweet.
An important announcement regarding the release date of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/8V7JStdRok
— Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (@VampireSwansong) November 29, 2021
Bloodlines 2 spin-offs, Vampire The Masquerade-Swansong is a plot-driven RPG in the style of Telltale or Life Is Strange, and it will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Players will be able to put a greater emphasis on decisions and consequences.
It is up to the players to smell out the truth and reveal the lies by donning the mantle of three vampires with intertwined fates. The title’s interpersonal dynamics are in the hands of the players, who can choose between three different play styles: intimidation, seduction, or stealth.
Vampire-The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 has slipped further and further from favor with each passing year, and now Nacon is taking on the challenge of making the game a reality. There have been high-profile departures from the project, and entire project teams have been driven out of the venture. As of writing, we are currently unclear about the existing developer.
Even though Paradox Interactive had previously pondered canceling Bloodlines 2, it appears that they are now resolute in their desire to release the game. If nothing else, this is going to be a strong franchise among some of the greatest RPGs ever made.
This is a time of uncertainty for the Vampire: The Masquerade franchise, yet the survival of the series may still be spared by the success of Vampire: The Masquerade-Swansong.
Release dates for Vampire: The Masquerade-Swansong have been announced for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox X/S.