Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture team The Chinese Room has been confirmed as the new studio behind the troubled Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, with an updated release window set for late 2024. It’s unclear how much of the work the original developer Hardsuit Labs put into the project will carry over into the final version, but you can catch a new trailer above.
Originally announced back in 2019, the game has faced a lot of setbacks as multiple projected release windows passed the project by. It had been announced for both PS5 and PS4, but the newest trailer only features a PS5 logo. A gameplay reveal will take place in January 2024.
On taking over production of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, studio director Ed Daly said it fits “perfectly” into the team’s portfolio, which also includes Dear Esther and the upcoming Still Wakes the Deep. “Bloodlines 2 is our most ambitious project to date. Fans of the franchise have been eagerly awaiting this game, and we are up to the challenge.”
He adds: “We are bringing more than 15 years of award-winning experience to the project, creating a game that honors the legacy of its predecessor while bringing its gameplay to the modern era.” As for why The Chinese Room was picked for the project, vice president of the World of Darkness brand Sean Greaney explained it was the studio’s passion for the source material. “Fans of the franchise can rest assured knowing that Bloodlines 2 is in good hands, and we will have more to share with you in January.”
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