Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

Armenius

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if they knew the game was in this bad of a shape then why wait until this late in development to remove Hardsuit Labs?...so 80% of the game will still be Hardsuit and 20% another developer?...I have a feeling they might just scrap it all together and start over...
Paradox continues to grow, but I don't think they have the money to completely start over.
 

M76

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Wasn't there something like an SJW coup in the developer studio a few months back? I seem to remember writers being forced off the project and whatnot.
 

Flogger23m

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Are you sure?

https://www.hardsuitlabs.com/about/

They got Killing Floor under their resume


Probably just some side content. Tripwire did RO, KF, RO2, got a mod team turned subsidiary Anti Matter Games to do RO2 Rising Storm, KF2, got AMG to make RS2: Vietnam. They split, AMG is making a Cold War Battlefield type game. TWI did Maneater.

Not sure what they're up to today.
 

Ebernanut

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It looks like Paradox figured out that they got rid of the wrong people in august. It does seem to me like they were pushed out by some that were pushing an overly PC agenda which is funny because if you look past the gritty surface of the first game it has some very positive messages regarding morality and prejudice, it just isn't done in a hamfisted or shallow manner.

I think this latest announcement makes it more likely that the game never sees the light of day or is the next DNF if it does but the projects recent trajectory hasn't looked very promising so it probably also makes it more likely that the game could be good. Maybe they'll bring back the lead writer and creative director that they fired.
 

Domingo

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Jeez. I knew a lot of people that were pumped for this. Casual gamers that didn't really play a whole lot of games, even. Makes me wonder how far along it really was.
 

Armenius

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Jeez. I knew a lot of people that were pumped for this. Casual gamers that didn't really play a whole lot of games, even. Makes me wonder how far along it really was.
With what's happened I'm beginning to think that gameplay trailer we first saw was the game close to its release state, and boy was that an embarrassment. The subsequent delay prior to March of last year also did not bode well.
 
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