Now launching December 11th
There has been a bit of unfortunate news for Vampire: The Masquerade fans has been announced by developer Draw Distance. Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York has had its launch delayed until December 11. The delay seems to have been decided on to allow the developer to work on some more bug fixes and final polishing of the game.
Draw Distance released a statement on Steam giving the reasons behind the delay. The update post states:
The release of the PC version of Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York will be postponed for a week, which means that the launch will happen on December 11th, 2019, at 6 PM CET / 5 PM GMT / 9 AM PT (that’s the bad part…)
The reason behind the release delay of Coteries of New York is simple – we decided to give ourselves more time to get rid of bugs and further polish the visual side of our game. We’re doing our best to provide you with the highest quality product we can and we believe that this decision brings us closer to achieving this goal (and that, my friends, is the good part!)
Hopefully with the delay in place Draw Distance will be able to polish up Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York to give it the best launch performance it can. With Bloodlines 2 set to release sometime in 2020 fans of the series will be able to enjoy this adventure game in the same world while they wait for that full game to release.
How do you think this delay will affect the launch of Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York? How do you think companies should approach delays like this for games for when they want more time to fix things like bugs?