According to a statement made today by Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs, the team behind Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will see some organizational changes.
The update stated that Lead Narrative Designer Brian Mitsoda and Creative Director Ka’ai Cluney are no longer a part of Hardsuit Labs. Their departure was part of a joint decision that was made by the leadership of Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs. According to the statement, both Brian and Ka’ai “were instrumental in establishing the game’s storyline and dark tone.”
Filling the newly vacant Creative Director role is Alexandre Mandryka. The statement noted that he has over 20 years of experience, and has worked on such franchises as Assassin’s Creed, Warhammer 40,000, and Far Cry, among other series.
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As part of the World of Darkness series, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 will be based on White Wolf Publishing’s tabletop RPG Vampire: The Masquerade. Players will take control of a human in 21st-century Seattle, who is killed off and soon revived as a thinblood vampire that possesses relatively weak vampiric abilities.
The game is slated to release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021.