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Did you pre-order Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2? Well, you’ve got a refund coming

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has had a difficult time in development, but refunds do not mean it's been cancelled.

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Paradox Interactive is refunding all pre-orders of its troubled RPG sequel, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.

Those who pre-ordered any physical edition for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One or PC will be “proactively” refunded. That means you will get your money back without needing to do anything else. That includes the Collector’s Edition.

Those who have pre-ordered a digital edition of the game will also be refunded, although if you ordered the First Blood, Unsanctioned, and Blood Moon editions, you will have to request the refund as those will remain part of the new pre-order offering.

You can find out how to claim your refund on a dedicated FAQ webpage.

The main reason given for the money back scheme is that Paradox will be changing many of the editions that were originally offered (apart from the three digital editions mentioned above). There will be new bonus content, for example. It’s not that the game has been cancelled.

In fact, the publisher is keen to stress that development is continuing and vows to unveil the latest footage in September.

What’s happening with Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2?

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has had a shaky few years in development.

Originally scheduled for release in 2020, the game has been delayed several times – partly due to the pandemic and the difficulty in getting hold of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S development kits, and then through the removal of developer Hardsuit Labs in early 2021.

Paradox found a new developer to continue the project, although hasn’t publicly named the studio. Rumours are that it’s The Chinese Room – the small UK indie firm behind the excellent Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – but they are so far unconfirmed.

We guess we’ll find out more in September, although it’s highly unlikely we’ll see the game released this side of Christmas. At this stage, we’d rather wait for something worthy of succeeding 2004’s superb Bloodlines than a half-baked attempt.

We’ll bring you more when we have it.

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