Screenshots of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 have surfaced online, revealing what the game looked like before it was handed over to another developer.
as seen in ResetEra (opens in a new tab)A former developer has shared a series of screenshots purportedly from the Hardsuit Labs version of the game on art sharing website Behance. (opens in a new tab). The screenshots include a menu screen, gameplay screenshots, a select dialog section of the game, various locations, and a map. As noted in the post, “some of these may be concept HUDs.”
What’s interesting about these screenshots is that they show an almost complete version of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. From these images, we have a pretty good idea of what Hardsuit Labs’ version of the game would look like.
Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 was originally in development with the Seattle-based developer, but the studio was pulled from the project by game publisher Paradox Interactive and the game was delayed indefinitely early last year. At the time, Paradox did not give a full explanation as to why the decision was made, only revealing that a new studio had taken over.
Which studio is now working on the game remains a mystery, but, in an October 2021 interview, Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester said the new development team is “a highly reputable and talented developer who has created a number of different games in the past,” but it doesn’t really give us a clue who he is. Wester also revealed in the same interview that the game was on the verge of being scrapped entirely, but was saved thanks to a very convincing pitch.
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