The numerous delays and layoffs nearly buried the project, but Paradox decided to move on.
There are titles with very conflicting developments, as happened with Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2, the sequel to the RPG released in 2004. After several delays, and shortly after, the total retirement of its creators, one would think that the game would be cancelled, and Paradox Interactive he thought the same, because the project was about to disappear.
We thought about whether we should cancel the project, or move on.Fredrik westerFredrik wester, CEO of Paradox, admitted the decision he almost made, in a recent interview. “When we fired the original developer, we thought about whether we should cancel the project, or move on.”
According to Wester, Paradox was ready to halt production entirely, but with that horizon clearly visible, the team was convinced to continue, hiring a new team, which Wester describes as “creditable and talented.”
We still don’t know the new studio in charge of Bloodlines 2, but Wester confirmed, that this team has already released several titles, and Paradox is confident that the final product will be good, and worthy of people’s expectations.
Paradox appreciated the work Hardsuit Labs, the original developers, did for the duration of the alliance. However, Wester seems clearly calmer with the changes that, however sudden, had to be made.
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