Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong delayed to ensure “healthy work-life balance” for developers
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, the developing story of politics, intrigue, and blood that isn’t Bloodlines 2, has been delayed again. After a postponement earlier this year that saw it move to February 2022, developer Big Bad Wolf announced it needed a bit more time and pushed it back to May.
“This was not a decision we took lightly, but a decision necessary to ensure the best possible quality while maintaining a healthy work-life balance for our team,” the studio said. “Granted, the pandemic threw some keys into our planning as well, but this delay will allow us to apply a bit of extra polish and give ourselves a bit more time for quality assurance. We are a small, very passionate team, eager to create an immersive experience. experience that rivals the kind of personal storytelling you would experience in a great tabletop session. “
An important announcement regarding the release date of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. pic.twitter.com/8V7JStdRokNovember 29, 2021
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is the attention-grabbing World of Darkness RPG, but Swansong could be a surprise hit. Big Bad Wolf’s previous game, The Council, was a storytelling RPG about an 18th-century secret society, and that’s really great: excellent. It forgoes the more action-oriented aspects of some RPGs, but the storylines and plot seem perfectly suited to the dark world of the Camarilla.
Another benefit of the delay: Swansong is coming out of February, which is set to be a really big month for new releases of games, including Sifu, Destiny 2: The Witch King, Elden Ring, and maybe more.