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Recently announced by Paradox Interactive, it looks like Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 might actually get Linux support.

I held off on writing anything originally, as while Paradox do often have Linux support in games they publish it's not always the case. This particular game is being developed by Hardsuit Labs, a developer who Paradox Interactive acquired a minority stake in last year.

However, thanks to our eagle-eyed contributor BTRE, it was spotted on SteamDB adding Linux (and Mac) to the "oslist". This is not confirmation though to be clear, this has happened before with no Linux version released and at times even done by accident. Paradox didn't reply to my initial emails when the game was first announced, so I've reached out again now through different channels.


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    • Immerse yourself in the World of Darkness and live out your vampire fantasy in a city filled with intriguing characters that react to your choices. You and your unique disciplines are a weapon in our forward-driving, fast-moving, melee-focussed combat system. Your power will grow as you advance, but remember to uphold the Masquerade and guard your humanity... or face the consequences.
  • Descend into Seattle’s Dark Heart and Survive the Vampire Elite
    • Seattle has always been run by vampires. Hunt your prey across Seattle locations faithfully reimagined in the World of Darkness. Meet the old blood founders present since the city’s birth and the new blood steering the tech money redefining the city. Everyone has hidden agendas - so choose your allies wisely.
  • Enter into Uneasy Alliances
    • Choose a side among competing factions, each with their own unique traits and stories, in the war for Seattle’s blood trade. The world will judge you by the company you keep, but remember no one’s hands stay clean forever.
  • Experience the Story
    • Written by the creative mind behind the original Bloodlines, Vampire: The Masquerade® - Bloodlines™ 2 brings the ambitions of the first game to life and sees the return of a few fan favorite characters.

You can follow it on GOG and Steam. I would hold off on any pre-orders until we know for sure, the actual release isn't until March next year so there's plenty of time ahead.

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Jahimself 28 Mar, 2019
If it's the case, then it's a very good news, it would be a major awaited AAA coming to our platform.
beniwtv 28 Mar, 2019
Paradox has a lot of Linux titles, would not surprise me if they did release it :)
Linas 28 Mar, 2019
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Great news rumors, wishlisted!
Eike 28 Mar, 2019
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I didn't even knew they are makig a second one, and the first was one of the very few games my wife liked.
rustybroomhandle 28 Mar, 2019
Been tempted to grab the original to play under Proton as I have never played it. Apparently works well, and by "well" I mean it's just as buggy as running it natively, and some Win10 users have actually had trouble running it.
Nanobang 28 Mar, 2019
There's a joke about how something "sucks" in all this, I'm certain. XD

Joking aside, I'm pretty excited to see this game coming out and twice as excited now that I hear it looks like it'll be coming to Linux! I started playing the first one (after spending a long time setting up a functional sc-controller profile for it), and I had quite a bit of fun ... until I tried to drink the blood of someone I thought was a bad person, but wasn't, and I became a little less human as a result. Dang! I hate when I drink the wrong blood!

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Ben 28 Mar, 2019
Quoting: rustybroomhandleBeen tempted to grab the original to play under Proton as I have never played it. Apparently works well, and by "well" I mean it's just as buggy as running it natively, and some Win10 users have actually had trouble running it.
For the love of god: Do it! It is one if not the best roleplay game today:

But don't make the mistake and forget the patch - it is a must have and the issue why your "Win 10 people" have their issues.
toojays 28 Mar, 2019
I picked up the original last weekend when Humble had it on special. Got it running at 1440p under Proton with the unofficial patch. Unfortunately it locked up at the end of the tutorial and I hadn't saved it. Bummer. I don't have the time to invest in a proper playthrough right now, but it will go near the top of my backlog I reckon. I just wanted to play enough to register a count to the Linux stats, which I imagine may help inform whether Paradox release a Linux port of Bloodlines 2.

BTW, Humble have this much cheaper than Steam in AUD$ pricing: AUD$20 on Humble versus AUD$30 on Steam. That's unusual.

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Arehandoro 28 Mar, 2019
I'll hold my hype for a little bit until is properly confirmed but I have faith in Paradox :)
Shmerl 28 Mar, 2019
Great news, if true! Paradox really got better lately with untying their games from particular stores and aiming to release them on GOG as well. Bloodlines 2 on Linux and DRM-free would be a treat.
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