The release date for Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 was originally set for the first quarter of 2020, but this has now been pushed back as the developers wish to avoid a similar situation to the launch of the original Bloodlines.
The news came from the game's lead narrative designers, Brian Mitsoda, in a blog post. He clarified the reason for the decision, primarily to avoid rushing the game to release at the cost of quality to meet an arbitrary deadline, something which plagued the launch of the first game;
There’s the responsibility to avoid some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early. 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.
It's a good move in my opinion, I'd much rather the game was delayed and delivered correctly, a mistake more and more developers are now taking the time to avoid. There is a consolation, though, as we'll be learning more details about the game at this weekend's PDXCON, the official convention of Paradox, so stay tuned to GameFront for more details as we learn them.