Following the delay, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will now release on May 19, 2022. In this case, the delay is “to deliver a game that meets the expectations of the franchise’s global fan base” as well as Nacon’s “own publishing targets”.
Meanwhile, Blood Bowl 3 – which was originally planned to launch in February 2022 – will now be released “later in 2022”. This is to “ensure a high-quality adaptation of the renowned board game”. Luckily, fans will be able to try out the game before launch, as a closed beta is on the way.
Nacon has also announced delays to Train Life: A Railway Simulator and Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator. Like Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong and Blood Bowl 3, these games have been delayed to ensure they are of a higher quality at launch. Train Life will now be arriving in June 2022, while Hotel Life is aiming for a “late Q2 2022” release date.
Benoît Clerc, head of publishing at Nacon, has shared more on the delays:
“The pandemic has impacted production times, and these new dates will allow our development teams to give their fans polished games without compromising on our quality targets.”
In other news, 343 Industries has said that it “anticipated” cheating in Halo Infinite, and will be “taking action on bad actors” in the free-to-play shooter. The studio has also dramatically increased XP gain in the multiplayer mode, and players can now level up in six games instead of 20.