This isn’t that large of a shock, nevertheless it’s a welcome improvement nonetheless: Paradox Interactive and Microsoft introduced that role-playing recreation Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines II shall be coming as a Smart Delivery launch for the Xbox Series X.

The two firms made the announcement throughout immediately’s Xbox 20/20 occasion immediately, exhibiting a lineup of third-party video games that may be coming to Microsoft’s next-generation residence gaming console. This is a vital occasion, because it not solely provides customers a greater concept of what video games are coming to the Xbox Series X, nevertheless it additionally exhibits what “next gen” gaming seems to be like. It seems to be crisper than what I bear in mind seeing final 12 months on the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

And because it has Smart Delivery — consider it as cross-buy between console generations — if people purchase it for Xbox One, they’ll be capable to play it on the Xbox Series X as effectively. So this info helps them make buy choices forward of the consoles’ vacation releases. So until PlayStation 5 has a solution for Smart Delivery, customers may favor the Xbox Series X over Sony’s next-gen field due to it.

It additionally provides the Xbox Series X roster two standout RPGs on its rising roster: Bloodlines II and CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2099.

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Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines II’s developer is Hardsuit Labs, and it’s a “spiritual successor” to the unique, which defunct Troika Games launched in 2004. Bloodlines has been a cult basic for years now, and certainly one of its authentic writers, Brian Mistoda, is the narrative lead for Bloodlines II.