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Opinion Drama Game Dev Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was almost cancelled, Paradox reveals

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In an interview with Nyhetsbyrån Direkt (via Avanza), Wester revealed that as Paradox took control of the series from its previous developers, it almost scrapped the game completely.

“When we lifted the game from the original developer, we had a long review in case we should end the game or run it further,” he said. “Then we were actually prepared to close the production completely. But we got a ‘pitch’ that we thought was convincing enough to run. played on and we have very good hopes that it will be a good game that meets the players’ expectations.”

Paradox has yet to reveal which studio is now handling Bloodlines 2 development. However, Wester said that it is “a very reputable and talented developer”.

In the Nyhetsbyrån Direkt interview, Wester also revealed that he’s interested to see how the game performs before investing more into the genre.

“I would like to see how Bloodlines is received before we bet the next big money in the genre. There is a huge desire for good games in the role-playing game genre so I absolutely do not want to close any doors. But I would like to see what happens, what can we do and how Bloodlines is received “
 

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"The new developer is doing quite well and we are happy with the progress of the project now, but it's still quite some time before we can start talking about release dates," CFO Alexander Bricca said during the company's Q3 interim report livestream.

"We prefer to give the studio a situation where they can focus fully on the game development and not having to address fans reaching out to them so, therefore, we have so far not disclosed the name of the studio, and we are very happy to keep it that way for still some time."
 

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"The new developer is doing quite well and we are happy with the progress of the project now, but it's still quite some time before we can start talking about release dates," CFO Alexander Bricca said during the company's Q3 interim report livestream.

"We prefer to give the studio a situation where they can focus fully on the game development and not having to address fans reaching out to them so, therefore, we have so far not disclosed the name of the studio, and we are very happy to keep it that way for still some time."
An insider found out the name:

Grove Street Games
 

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This has been in development since at least 2016 according to Chris Avellone. What a mismanaged project.