We’ve all been there… you’ve got yourself hyped up for a new upcoming release only to discover that it’s been pushed back by a few months, or even years!
While it may be frustrating, the vast majority of gamers seem to always respond in the same way – if it means that they game will be the best that it can be, then we don’t mind the wait. This year has already seen some major titles delayed due to reasons beyond the publisher or developers’ control – and while some have been minor setbacks and opportunities to make last minute tweaks, others have seen big delays with no end goal currently in sight.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the big PC games of 2021 and when we can expect to see them actually being released.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Initial launch date: ‘2021’
New launch date: N/A
It feels like we’ve seen and heard as much about Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 as we did in the build up to Cyberpunk 2077’s release – unfortunately, only one of these games is actual on the market.
Action RPG Bloodlines 2 is the highly-anticipated sequel to 2004 release Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, and sees players take on the role of a human who is killed and revived as a ‘thinblood’ vampire with abilities that require upgrading.
The game allows players to traverse across 21st-century Seattle as their own customizable vamp, with different dialog and interaction options available based on which backstory the player chooses at the beginning of the game.
Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive first teased the game back in February 2019, with March 2020 as the original intended release date. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch date was pushed to an unspecified 2021 release window.
But back in February this year, Paradox released a statement saying that Hardsuit Labs would no longer be working on the development of the game – and that the game has been delayed “indefinitely”.