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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2019, 01:46:51 PM »
Someone knows when would be more news?

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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2019, 02:24:53 PM »
I am trying to manage expectations as much as possible. For example, people have seen the ARG and immediately jumped to the conclusion that it's a Bloodlines sequel. It may be a new Vampire game, but odds are it's no more a sequel to Bloodlines than Bloodlines was to Redemption.
This is likely the case. I personally hope that its more Kotor 1 to Kotor 2.
New story in a new town Seattle but with some returning characters from Bloodlines who haven´t got a  player determinant fate.
It should be vague what happened in Bloodlines.
For example Bertram Tung could return but not Jeanette/Therese Voerman.

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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2019, 02:54:12 PM »
Or dialogue driven....
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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2019, 03:25:16 PM »
I'm sure (because I didn't play pen&paper game for a lot of years), but rules has changed?.

I don't know what they're developing but makes sense they use the actual rules for the sinergy of the games. Like d&d do, etc...

So, I doubt this new game will have direct relation with bloodlines.

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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2019, 05:57:57 PM »
Bloodlines was made in 2004 while VtM was living the final days of the Revised Edition (the 3rd version), so now with the recent release of the 5th edition it's very probable they'll stick to it (in the absurd case a new vampire game will be made)
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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2019, 06:11:01 PM »
Wouldn't be so excited. Considering todays gamedev trends and the situation with VtM, I will be very surprised if the game would be any good. In short, V5 sucks. Modern corporative gamedev sucks even more. The most probably, that game will have a messy illogical plot, "emotional" scenes, tons of fanservice and pandering to certain crowds. I will prefer if it would never see the light, so VtM, Bloodlines and vampires as a whole reputation among younger generations won't be stained.

Should it been an indie dev, my opinion would be the opposite.
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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2019, 07:09:01 PM »
Sadly, I have to agree with deicide. In addition to that, VtM is full of issues which nowadays are considered "sensitive" or downright offensive (racial stereotypes, slavery (ghouls), issues of consent, of privileged groups holding power over others, sadism, portrayals of what might be considered depictions of trans/body dysphoric individuals etc.) Already it's attracted criticism over the so-called "rape" of the feeding act/Embrace, some have claimed the setting appeals to alt-right individuals with power fantasies and so on.

In short, a game like Bloodlines will never see the light of day in this day and age, without catching MAJOR flak over issues of racism, sexualization, objectification of women, consent, etc. It would have to be sanitized to ensure it's as unoffensive as possible.
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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2019, 09:46:22 PM »
Wouldn't be so excited. Considering todays gamedev trends and the situation with VtM, I will be very surprised if the game would be any good. In short, V5 sucks. Modern corporative gamedev sucks even more. The most probably, that game will have a messy illogical plot, "emotional" scenes, tons of fanservice and pandering to certain crowds. I will prefer if it would never see the light, so VtM, Bloodlines and vampires as a whole reputation among younger generations won't be stained.

Should it been an indie dev, my opinion would be the opposite.

I could not agree with you more on these points, my friend.

Honestly, a studio like CD Projekt Red could easily make a beautiful Bloodlines sequel. They are a Polish based studio behind the Witcher games and are currently developing Cyberpunk 2077.

We shall see how it goes.

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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2019, 10:11:48 PM »
Exactly: they are making cyberpunk 2077, not (sadly) an untitled project which may be a white wolf licence.
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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2019, 10:17:10 PM »
Honestly, a studio like CD Projekt Red could easily make a beautiful Bloodlines sequel. They are a Polish based studio behind the Witcher games and are currently developing Cyberpunk 2077.
I don´t know if CD Projekt Red is still the best studio after hearing this news.
https://kotaku.com/facing-financial-pressures-gog-quietly-lays-off-at-lea-1832879826

I really hope that they aren´t in big money trouble and that they don´t rushed out Cyperpunk

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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2019, 02:44:37 AM »
Honestly, a studio like CD Projekt Red could easily make a beautiful Bloodlines sequel. They are a Polish based studio behind the Witcher games and are currently developing Cyberpunk 2077.
CDPR is a high-profile indie studio de facto. They are their own publisher and based in Eastern Europe, so could afford some political incorrectness. Such a companies aren't common and require suitable funding. Still, even if we will use wishful thinking and assume they will be the developer, they're not without pitfalls, like pointless swearing and sex scenes, but, namely, pandering to the console audience. Witcher 2 is nearly unplayable due to this, it's not hardcore in an entertaining way, it's a fvcking chore. The some with Witcher 3, to a bit lesser extent.

There's no signs they will use a company like CDPR, though. Should it be anything US-based, no matter indie or not, we can order a funeral march already.
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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2019, 08:33:37 AM »
Should it be anything US-based, no matter indie or not, we can order a funeral march already.

All the infos point to Hardsuit Labs, an Seattle developer, but there is hope that Brian Mitsoda is involved too, as he lives in Seattle :)!

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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2019, 11:27:39 AM »
I don't know, as Neil Gaiman said (regarding for a possible movie adaptation of his masterpiece Sandman)
"I prefer no Sandman movie than a bad Sandman movie"

Sorry for my scepticism
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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2019, 11:59:33 AM »
All the infos point to Hardsuit Labs, an Seattle developer, but there is hope that Brian Mitsoda is involved too, as he lives in Seattle :)!
Unless he is the head and, most importantly, given a free rein over the project, seems more like a device to attract audience than anything else, not bought on it very much. Even if so, it would be beyond tricky to make a decent VtM game in this country.
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Re: New Bloodlines Sequel Teased?
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2019, 12:38:53 PM »