Big Bad Wolf’s Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong has suffered another delay. The narrative adventure title was originally slated for February 2022 but it’s now releasing on May 19th, 2022. On Twitter, the developer said that the decision was necessary in order to ensure “the highest possible quality while retaining a healthy work-life balance for our team.”
Of course, the pandemic also contributed the delay, throwing a “couple of wrenches” into the team’s planning. But the developer feels that the additional time will allow for more polish and additional QA. Given that it’s touting “difficult decisions” with “lots of characters, choices, dialogues, and opportunities to decide how the story plays,” it’s understandable.
“We’re a small but very passionate team, eager to create an immersive experience that rivals the sort of personal storytelling you’d experience from a great tabletop session. One that leaves you with questions long after the credits have stopped rolling (but a reason to go back and see how things could have been different).” The team says it “can’t wait” to share more and thanked fans for their patience and support.
Unlike Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – another World of Darkness title which has seen its fair share of delays and development troubles – Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is more of a narrative-focused, adventure RPG. It focuses on three unique vampires – Leysha, Galeb and Emem – and their investigations into a mysterious shootout. It’s in development for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch.
An important announcement regarding the release date of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/8V7JStdRok
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