Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong artwork

[Update]: Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong has now arrived with a fun story and plenty of jank.

The upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is a narrative-driven RPG that will have you control three different vampires, each with their own distinct disciplines, abilities and personalities. You can then further customize the trio through a variety of upgrades and skills, many of which will change the way you interact with the world and how others react to you, with the focus being on seeing how you'll be able to handle the consequences of your actions.

If that sounds like a pretty fun concept for you, I'm afraid I have some bad news to deliver. Instead of launching in early 2022 as previously announced, Swansong has now been pushed back a couple of months.

"Swansong features lots of characters, choices, dialogues, and opportunities to decide how the story plays," reads the announcement. "With this in mind, we've made the difficult decision to delay the launch of Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong from February 2022 to May 19, 2022".

"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. Granted, the pandemic also threw a couple of wrenches into our planning, but this delay will allow us to apply some additional polish and give us some extra time for QA."

Considering how cursed the Vampire: The Masquerade license seems to be, I can only hope that Swansong will not only release as planned, but that it will also avoid all of the developer trouble that has plagued Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once we finally get a gameplay reveal for Swansong. Until then, you can read a little bit more about it over at the official website.