Fortunately they didn't.I have to be honest: I wish they'd gone with a more established studio. In the Q&A they said they started as a team of 15 people, but never stated if they grew beyond that.
Ironically it seems gunplay won't play a big part in the combat. It's more melee-vamp powers focused.Hardsuit Labs is based in Seattle, too, and their previous game (a free-to-play multiplayer shooter) seems like it was loved before the servers went down. Sounds like Bloodlines 2 could be an accurate portrayal of the setting with good gunplay, which is something the original didn't really have.