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Vampire: the Masquerade may get a sequel in near future

Published: 07:48, 22 May 2018
Troika Games
Female vampire in a skimpy police officer suit is about to do a lap dance
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

According to Paradox Interactive's CEO, Fredrik Wester, Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlines may get a sequel depending on Paradox's new game cycle implementation. He also noted the company is considering possibilities for the series.

Apparently the future of the franchise will hinge on Paradox's implementation of a "seven-to-ten year" cycle. Wester claims the company is experimenting with a few White Wolf brands, including Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. He added that they are aware that a new franchise can't be built overnight, hence Paradox's "seven-to-ten year" cycle. In order to start Vampire IP up again, Paradox Interactive would need to know what the next ten years look like.

This sounds like wonderful news for the fans of the franchise but here comes the downer - Paradox are apparently not ready to begin working on the Vampire IP yet even though a second Vampire game is an obvious choice according to Wester. He added that "it needs to feel right" and that there needs to be the right team working on the game.

The statement sounds a lot like the one Paradox made a year ago during PDXCon 2017, when they said that a new Vampire game "when the time is right" as a response to them being aware that people want a new instalment in the series.

Another bummer is what  in his interview with PCGamesN that it's unlikely that a new Vampire game from Paradox would be Bloodlines 2, but on the other hand it would still be a "Vampire RPG". Wester added that the first game in the franchise produced by Paradox will likely be the worst one, as the second game will look to improve upon the first one.

Troika Games VV is showing that it's probably Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines that kicked of facial animation trend Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines delivered amazing voice acting, perfect atmosphere and even facial expressions - back in 2004.

Whenever the game gets released, I sure hope they can deliver on the RPG complexity, deep dialogue, superb immersion and high voice acting standards that Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines set. Who could ever forget Nika Futterman's performance as VV?

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