Fans of vampire masquerade have been intensively training their patience in recent months. The long-awaited open-world RPG was originally scheduled for March this year. However, the world was hit by a pandemic, so it was announced that the game was postponed, but that it would appear by the end of the year. The new determinant was valid until the middle of August when the studios finally decided that the game would be on the market in 2021. Although the exact date was not announced then, due to a good delay, we hoped that it would be at the beginning of the year.
That doesn't seem to be the case either. In mid-November, the Swedish media reported, rather shyly, the statement of Paradox Interactive CEO Ebbe Ljungerud that the game should not be expected before the second half of 2021. The culprits for the latest move are the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, for which, as the director justifies, there is a shortage of developer tools needed to adequately adapt the game to the new generation of consoles. In addition to the pandemic and additional work on new toy devices, the development team itself, which has changed its composition on several occasions, is certainly responsible for the delay. So far, lead screenwriter Brian Mitsoda and director Martin Ka’ai Cluney have left the project. A week after the first delay, "narrative designer" Cara Ellison followed them. The unfinished game is worse than any delay, so hopefully, the wait for one fine day will pay off.