Sharkmob released an official statement announcing it will halt development on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt. This decision is apparently due to poor player reception. However, the game’s servers will still be up for the foreseeable future, but with no new content updates.
You can check the announcement about ceasing the development from the Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt official Twitter account below.
We have an important announcement concerning the future development of Bloodhunt. Please read the full announcement by clicking this link: https://t.co/ooyaJ33vN7 pic.twitter.com/vNfMqghMTg
— Bloodhunt (@Bloodhunt) May 15, 2023
In the statement, Sharkmob explained that although having an active community, the game did not reach the “critical mass needed to sustain development.” This means that no more content-related updates will arrive. Nevertheless, the developers have stated that the game’s servers will continue to operate and that maintenance patches will continue to arrive as long as there are active players.
On the same note, the development team also announced that the real currency purchase system will be taken down on September 26, 2023. To ease the change, there will be changes in how to earn in-game tokens so players can continue unlocking cosmetics even after support is cut.
In addition, an in-game player voting system will be put in place so that players to keep unlocking already prepared content. This will be one of the last solutions related to gameplay content. More information on this new system will be revealed at a later date.
This news arrives about a year and a half after the game’s release in September 2021. Bloodhunt was released as a free-to-play battle royale based on the Vampire: The Masquerade universe featuring vampire-related mechanics such sucking the blood out of bystanders and otherworldly traversal across the streets of a fictional version of Prague.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is currently available for the PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam. No statements have been made as to when the maintenance will end.