Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Will Let You Cross Console Gens With Xbox Series X Smart Delivery

Buy the upcoming vampire role-playing game on Xbox One and you'll get the Series X version for free.


Microsoft showcased a ton of third-party Xbox Series X games during its latest Inside Xbox stream, many of which take advantage of the console's Smart Delivery feature. Another game we can add to that list is the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. During the Inside Xbox presentation, Microsoft confirmed that Bloodlines 2 will support Smart Delivery. That means if you purchase the game on Xbox One, you'll automatically receive the Series X version as well. It's a feature we have not heard about on the PS5, despite the game also releasing on that platform.

A trailer showed all sorts of horrific sights, like a man dancing in a room full of suspended corpses, a first-person vampire bite, and supernatural vampiric powers.

Although it's been confirmed that Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will be out on Xbox Series X, a release date for the game has still not been announced. It was originally slated to launch in the first quarter of this year, but publisher Paradox Interactive recently announced the title would have to be delayed to "late 2020."

"There's the responsibility to avoid some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early," developers Andy Kipling and Brian Mitsoda wrote in a blog post explaining the delay. "Over the last few months, it became clear that to stick to our original date would risk repeating that mistake. We won't do that. In the end, everyone working on this game wants to offer you the best Bloodlines 2 we can."

We got to see a number of other Xbox Series X games during the Inside Xbox stream, including the first gameplay of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Microsoft will reveal more Series X details and titles leading up to the console's launch in its monthly 20/20 streams, with July's focusing on first-party games.

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