Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 developers offer preorder refunds after multiple delays

Posted on June 8, 2023

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has received some tantalising new development screenshots to sate eager fans who are longingly awaiting further updates. However, the game was originally supposed to come out in 2020, and has been available for preorder this entire time. In consideration of this, Paradox Interactive has acknowledged the frustrations of fans who are tired of waiting for such an eternally delayed title, and has offered refunds to players who have put money down pre-release.

In a new blog post, Paradox Interactive accepts that the game has indeed been delayed quite a while. “We acknowledge it was a long time ago that many of you pre-ordered Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2,” the team writes. “As development continues, we will be updating the game’s editions and bonus content, and we want to provide the best value to those of you who supported us via digital pre-order after all this time. We are thus offering refunds to anyone who has pre-ordered any edition of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. As part of this process, we are proactively refunding all pre-orders of physical products, including the Collector’s Edition. The digital versions of the First Blood Edition, Unsanctioned Edition and Blood Moon Edition remain, but can be refunded if you choose.”

This is a nice gesture by the developers, considering the game’s notoriously troubled development. From pandemic-related delays to firing key creative figures, the path towards release has been a tumultuous one for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. To tide players over, Paradox has release 5 pre-alpha screenshots to give an idea of what the game world will look like. Otherwise, we will have to wait and see how the game looks when the developers reveal more information this September, over three years after it was originally planned to come out. At least those who have already put money down can request a refund for the time being. Information about how to apply for a refund can be found on the developer’s website.