Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong was revealed around two years ago. It was first on track for a release in 2021. Well, that didn’t happen, and it was delayed earlier this year. Today, however, the studios behind Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong announced that it has been delayed again. This time, though, it’s only by three months. The game will miss its window for February 2022, and instead swoop down like a bat in May 2022.
As per protocol, the Swansong team took to Twitter to reveal the news. According to the message, the crew is taking the extra time to flesh out its narrative-RPG formula, something it calls “core to our studio DNA.” It plans on “scaling up,” and making sure that all the pieces are not just in place, but interesting for fans of “supernatural mystery.”
“Our focus is on crafting a world that draws you in, that requires you to make difficult decisions and live with the consequences,” the team wrote in its Twitter message. “Swansong features lots of characters, choices, dialogues, and opportunities to decide how the story plays and our ultimate focus is on quality. With this in mind, we’ve made the difficult decision to delay the launch of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong from February 2022 to May 2022.”
An important announcement regarding the release date of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/8V7JStdRok
— Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (@VampireSwansong) November 29, 2021
The song continues in May
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, based on the tabletop game, dives into the shadowy depths of vampire society. Playing as three different characters, you use your wits and supernatural abilities to protect your people — even as things go awry. And things often go awry in Vampire: The Masquerade. Each character, whose storylines twist and turn but eventually come to a meeting point, will have to deal with issues like betrayal and murder.
“Weave between their intertwined destinies, embracing their different points of view, and making use of their unique abilities to separate the truth from the lies,” the game’s description reads. “Each character has their own vampiric disciplines that can be upgraded to suit your preferred approach. Will you choose, intimidation, seduction, or stealth? It’s your decision, provided you can keep the hunger for blood at bay.”
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong has been delayed, but will launch on May 19, 2022.