Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 official artwork and logo

[Update]: Bloodlines 2 will be re-revealed in September 2023, though you can now refund your pre-order if you wish

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been delayed so many times at this point that it's becoming quite tricky to keep track of it all. So if you're as confused as I am at this point, you might be not be aware that Boodlines 2 has recently been pushed back yet again, this time to 2022 at least!

"We have made the hard decision that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of Bloodlines 2 - which also means that we will not be releasing in 2021 as previously planned," explains the brief update. "Since we cannot at this time communicate a new release date, we've also decided to stop accepting pre-orders for the time being."

"This game is very important to us and it has been an ambitious project from the very start. In order to meet our goals for it, we’ve come to the conclusion that a change is needed and, as a result, more development time is required. We’d like to take this opportunity to honor Hardsuit Labs for their efforts and thank them for their hard work on the project. The studio has done a tremendous job in laying the foundations for the game and we hope that you, the community, will also appreciate their contribution to Bloodlines 2."

Combine this with the fact that both the Lead Narrative Designer and Creative Director were fired a while back, and I think it's safe to say that Bloodlines 2 is well and truly stuck in development hell. So as much as I'd like to believe otherwise, I have a sinking feeling that Bloodlines 2 is going to end up exactly like its predecessor - pushed out half-finished and oozing with squandered potential.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once we have more concrete information about the fate of Bloodlines 2. Until then, you can read the full announcement over at the official website.