Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, the full-fledged sequel to 2004’s cult classic vampire RPG, was announced some years ago now and due out as early as 2020, but since suffered a series of delays as turmoil hit within its original development team. Now though, it’s seemingly kicking back into gear with an update from publisher Paradox Interactive bringing some hope back into the mix – along with a heap of refunds.
The publisher has released an update reiterating its commitment to delivering the game, saying it’ll have more to show in September this year. It also acknowledges that fans have had longstanding pre-orders for various versions of the game and has announced that it’ll be refunding all physical copy pre-orders and giving digital customers the option of a refund.
The full message from Paradox reads:
“Dear Bloodlines fans,
It’s been quite a while between updates while we’ve had our heads down working on the game. We remain just as dedicated to delivering a great Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines game as we were when we announced, and are looking forward to showing you more in September this year.
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.
We’re excited to show you more and hope to have all of you with us in September when we reveal more. We know you are eager to see how the game is coming along so we’ve put together a fresh batch of screenshots to share with you.