Chris Avellone, the writer behind some of most everyone's favourite RPGs, has confirmed that he worked on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 along with the man behind the first game, Brian Mitsoda, hinting the story should be top notch.
Chris Avellone is one of the industry's most well-respected writers who has a rich career spanning decades. Although not all of his work is directly tied to writing, his design skills proved to be just as good as he worked on Fallout 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Wasteland 2 and more RPGs.
His writing work includes Planescape Torment, where he was also the lead designer, Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin 2 while the latest game penned by Avellone was Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, or so we thought.
Soon after Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 was announced, Avellone took to Twitter to reveal his latest exploits. It appears that Paradox Interactive went great lengths to put a good story in the game as they not only brought back the original writer, Brian Mitsoda, but also Chris Avellone.
Some fans are worried that Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will be a watered down game compared to the first one, due the long period of 15 years between the games, during which the political climate started affecting the industry more than ever.
Hardsuit Labs' creative director, Martin Ka'ai Clooney, may have caused some further concern among the old fans by stating the game will be openly political and deal with themes regarding representation directly, as these topics weren't that present in the original game but it is likely too early to judge the story and the setting with the little info fans have so far, especially given that Mitsoda and Avellone are behind the it.
The latter's involvement in future RPGs is a particularly good sign, after fans were worried he could be facing some restrictions based on working on games in the genre, following his split from Obsidian. Thankfully, it seems like there was no fallout, no pun intended, that would prevent Avellone from making great RPG stories again.