Paradox Interactive are apparently set to announce a new Vampire: The Masquerade project in March 2019, during this years GDC in San Francisco. All we have so far are a number of teases, and details on the work in progress are still scarce.
It's been almost 15 years since Troika had a shot at a Vampire: The Masquerade game with Bloodlines, and now it looks like Paradox are about ready to announce a new project set in the same universe.
Everything we have to go on so far is a tease wrapped around the announcement of an entirely separate ARG project titled Tender.
Hats off to Paradox for announcing a dating app beta nobody cares about along with a game everyone is bound to lose their collective pants over.
The actual and probably deliberate leakage came in the form of an internal memo produced by the people behind Tender.
The phrasing and language of the memo itself positively bleeds Masquerade hints referencing thralls, hunters, and promising some sort of big reveal on 21 March 2019. This date happens to coincide with this year's GDC, as does the San Francisco location.
Interviews with Paradox representatives have previously mentioned the possibility of a new Vampire game but added that a sequel to Bloodlines is unlikely. Still, one may hope that whatever the developers have brewing will at least retain some of the classic's design sensibilities.
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines was and still is a somewhat technically flawed masterpiece which was unceremoniously thrown to the wolves on release, competing with none other than Half-Life 2 and was made in the same engine using the then-revolutionary Havoc physics.
The game has attained quite a cult following in the years since 2004. Most of the praise is due to its variety and depth in terms of gameplay and narrative design.
If you are wondering what some of the people behind the title are up to today, you need look no further than present-day Obsidian. Two of Troika's founders, Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, are currently there and working on The Outer Worlds.