In 2020, it's no surprise when an anticipated video game (or movie, or television show) gets pushed back, but when the sequel to a cult classic like Vampire: The Masquerade severs ties with its creative leads only a few months before its intended release, well, it raises a lot of questions.
Who is Brian Mitsoda and how is his removal a dilution of the connection between Bloodlines 2 and its predecessor?
Why was he fired, and who is his replacement, Alex Mandryka?
Why was a firing made last month only reported on now?
And just how does Paradox plan to market this masquerade?
The thumbnail was almost "Vampire Decapitated"...in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"Today we have an important announcement in regards to the release date of Bloodlines 2."
Tweet - August 11, 2020 - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 (@VtM_Bloodlines)
"AN UPDATE ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES FOR BLOODLINES 2"
Vampire Bloodlines 2 Blog Post - August 19, 2020
"Brian Mitsoda has been fired as narrative lead on Bloodlines 2"
Rock Paper Shotgun - August 19, 2020 - Graham Smith
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