RUMOR: Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 release date revealed?

The long-delayed Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 may be released in October of this year, according to rumors and conjecture.


Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is rumored to be targeting a release date of October 27, 2023. (Images: Paradox Interactive)

A follow-up to Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines from 2004 was in the works by 2019 after Paradox Interactive bought White Wolf (producer of the World of Darkness RPGs, including Vampire: The Masquerade), which was acquired by Paradox in 2015. Hardsuit Labs was the original creator of Bloodlines 2. However, Hardsuit Labs would no longer serve as the lead developer, and Bloodlines 2 would instead work with an undisclosed game development team, according to a February 2021 announcement from Paradox Interactive.

Bloodlines 2 has experienced several delays as a result of internal problems, even after pre-orders were made possible through a number of online video game retailers. Fans of VtM: Bloodlines may finally find some relief after what felt like an endless round of “development hell” for the game.

The rumor appears to have two main sources. Some have brought up the official World of Darkness (owned by Paradox Interactive) social media announcement of its PAX West attendance.

The online store listings for Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and its various editions (First Blood and Unsanctioned), which are scheduled to release on October 27, 2023, were also mentioned by some.

The release date of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines2 is listed as October 27, 2023 on the storefront of These might just be stand-ins, though. (Photo credit: users at ther/GamingLeaksAndRumours have expressed a range of emotions in response to this rumored release date. On the one hand, there are those who are eagerly anticipating the release of this long-awaited sequel. On the other hand, given the reputation Bloodlines 2 has developed over numerous delays, some people are jaded with mistrust. The latter set of supporters is, at most, “cautiously optimistic”.

It is true that World of Darkness from Paradox Interactive has made a formal announcement about attending the forthcoming PAX West in Seattle, Washington from September 1 to 4. The Vampire: The Masquerade IP, which largely consists of the tabletop RPG and its several offshoots, like the planned VTM: Justice VR game, as well as other World of Darkness franchises like Werewolf: The Apocalypse, is what this is about.

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It hasn’t been established yet whether the release date listed in the Plaion shop listings is the real one; it could simply be a placeholder, like with other titles with “coming soon” labels. Due to this, other significant online retailers like Steam and GOG have not indicated a potential release date for Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2.

The World of Darkness is the setting for Vampire: The Masquerade. It is a reflection of our own reality, but one with a more ominous gothic aesthetic and one in which supernatural beings coexist with humanity. VtM: These ambient photos demonstrate how this look has been incorporated into Bloodlines and Bloodlines 2.Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 hasn’t received an official update from Paradox Interactive since June 7, 2023. The development team published a statement on the official Paradox Interactive website stating that pre-orders for the game’s physical copies will receive refunds. However, they did state that something was preparing for September:

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.

The Bloodlines 2 development team might announce the game’s formal release at the World of Darkness booth at PAX West. Or will it just be a status report on what is already happening?

The Camarilla, Sabbat, or Anarch clans are where the vampires in Vampire: The Masquerade are from. Each clan has its own set of rules, organizational structure, and powers (or disciplines).Given the popularity of Baldur’s Gate 3 by Larian Studios, which is based on the Dungeons & Dragons IP, it would be fantastic for fans to witness the victorious return of yet another cherished CRPG in 2023. Will Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2, considering its history of delays and problematic development, be able to even come close to the high standardsBaldur’s Gate3 has also set for AAA games?

The Mask of the Vampire Based on the well-known tabletop roleplaying game of the same name, Bloodlines 2 is an action roleplaying video game. Players in the game create a vampire persona from one of the famous clans, including Brujah, Gangrel, Malkavian, Nosferatu, Tremere, Toreador, and Ventrue. Vampires have supernatural abilities and a craving for human blood, but they are also part of a larger organization known as The Masquerade. The purpose of the Masquerade is to keep the night monsters in line and prevent the clans from being found and hunted to extinction. Players must balance their monster power with maintaining their humanity, just like in the first Bloodlines game, lest they succumb to the beast within.

The following systems will support Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2: Microsoft Windows PC, Sony Playstation 4 and Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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