While Paradox Interactive announced a bunch of new strategy games this past weekend at their annual PDXCon, there has still yet to be an announcement for a follow-up to the cult-classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, which Paradox own the intellectual property for.
Now, we’ve learned that a new game in the Vampire IP “is an obvious choice” for the Swedish publisher, news confirmed by Paradox CEO Fred Wester in an interview with PCGamesN.
Before you start rejoicing and preparing to spam your preferred Vampire: The Masquerade fan community, the Paradox boss noted that a sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines would be scheduled in a “seven-to-ten year cycle” in terms of overall longevity and growth of the IP itself.
Wester elaborated by noting the company is “experimenting with a couple of the White Wolf brands right now” but should the Vampire IP get a new title in the pipeline, “we need to know what the next ten years are going to look like.”
The company CEO also noted that it’s not likely that a new Vampire game would be a sequel to the Troika Games-developed Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, instead it would be “something Vampire RPG.” He also noted the “the first game [in a new franchise] is probably going to be the worst game from us that they ever see in this franchise, because the [second] one will improve on the first one.”
Previously, Paradox said they’ll make an actual sequel to Bloodlines “when the time is right,” despite filing a new trademark for “Vampire Bloodlines” previously.
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