Paradox Interactive confirmed today its plans to issue refunds for all physical pre-orders of the game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Pre-sales of this long-awaited sequel to the 2004 cult hit were last offered in early 2021, prior to Paradox deciding to end their partnership with developer Hardsuit Labs, causing an indefinite delay to the game’s release. However, enthusiasts of the game might find some solace in the news that more information about the game will be revealed by the publisher in September.
Paradox is offering these refunds as the bonus content included in the previous physical edition no longer accurately reflects the game. This applies to the Collector’s Edition sold by DPA Merchandising GmbH, and the boxed versions of the First Blood, Unsanctioned, and Blood Moon editions. On top of that, Paradox will also approve digital pre-order refunds for those who ask for them. The refund process varies depending on the place of purchase, but guidance can be found in the FAQ section of the Paradox website.
An exclusive 2023 screenshot from ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’ by Paradox Interactive
In a statement made today, Paradox stated, “As the game continues to evolve, we will be modifying its editions and bonus content. Our aim is to deliver the best value to our digital pre-order supporters. We are eager to unveil more and look forward to engaging with all of you in September when we disclose further details.”
Initially, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was set to launch in 2020, but the timeline was then postponed to 2021, and later suspended indefinitely after the game’s creative director and lead writer were let go by Paradox. The publisher has yet to name the game’s new developer, although they have promised to reveal this information in September. As for a new release date, Paradox refrained from making an outright commitment to a date in its September announcement, but reassured players it would “provide more details about the launch” at that point.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Paradox Interactive Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Refunds
Why is Paradox Interactive refunding physical pre-orders for ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’?
Paradox Interactive is refunding these pre-orders because the bonus content previously included in the physical edition is no longer representative of the game. This impacts various editions including the Collector’s Edition and boxed versions of the First Blood, Unsanctioned, and Blood Moon editions.
What happens to digital pre-orders of ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’?
Paradox Interactive will also offer refunds for digital pre-orders, but only upon request.
How can I get a refund for my pre-ordered game?
The process for requesting a refund depends on where you purchased the game. For detailed instructions, refer to the FAQ section on the Paradox Interactive website.
Why was the release of ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’ delayed?
The release was postponed after Paradox Interactive ended its collaboration with game developer Hardsuit Labs. The game was initially set for release in 2020, then rescheduled to 2021, and currently, it is delayed indefinitely.
When can we expect more information about the game?
Paradox Interactive has teased that more news regarding ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’ will be shared in September, including updates about the game’s launch and the announcement of a new developer.