The End

Okay… I don’t really know what to think at the moment. Apparently the game I’ve been waiting for about 7 years now (and created this blog for), the most promising MMOG project in gaming history – World of Darkness got cancelled

CCP Games today announced that they have cancelled the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online (MMO) game project in development in their Atlanta, GA studio.

As a result of the change, 56 employees of the Atlanta studio have lost their jobs. Some team members have been offered roles on other projects inside the company, and CCP has provided severance packages and job placement assistance for those affected.

The remaining team in Atlanta will focus on games in the EVE Universe, which will mark the first time since 2006 that the entirety of CCP will be working on a single universe.

CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson:

The decision to end the World of Darkness MMO project is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make. I have always loved and valued the idea of a sandbox experience set in that universe, and over the years I’ve watched the team passionately strive to make that possible.

I would like to give special thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the World of Darkness MMO a reality, especially the team members affected by this decision. Their considerable contribution to CCP will not be forgotten, and we wish them well.

To our current and former employees and fans of World of Darkness, I am truly sorry that we could not deliver the experience that we aspired to make. We dreamed of a game that would transport you completely into the sweeping fantasy of World of Darkness, but had to admit that our efforts were falling regretfully short. One day I hope we will make it up to you.

Although this was a tough decision that affects our friends and family, uniting the company behind the EVE Universe will put us in a stronger position moving forward, and we are more committed than ever to solidify EVE as the biggest gaming universe in the world.

This webbsite will continue as a blog dedicated to all the quality stuff out there – like it already has been.
If you should be interested in reading all the information we have known so far about this now cancelled project, head on over here.

3 thoughts

  1. I suppose Dust 514 drained a lot of money from CCP, and with Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen becoming a real threat to Eve Online they started to worry about their budget. It’s sad but actually every new CCP’s project from recent years (including infamous Walking in Station) is a failure.

  2. Burroughs (April 15th, 2014 @ 03:26)
  3. Dust is bullshit, eve is boring as hell.. so am i the only one who thinks this cancelation is a good thing?? This would had been a big fail just like dust. Just let a profesional team take over this project like Edios interactive, or Kojima , Ubi or why not even Rockstars and deliver a good single players experience even better than Bloodlines. Not just some mmo crap

  4. Kain (April 20th, 2014 @ 17:26)
  5. Yes, in the end the cancellation probably is a good thing. It just went on way too long and respectively was announced way too early. Sad for all the people involved and commited.
    Doesn’t mean it will never be “resurrected”. Wouldn’t mind for some other developer to take over as well. For me it isn’t an either or. Yes, a single player vampire experience by some great AAA developer would be great. But so was or would be a multiplayer one.

    In any case: Even though this website was the longest running site dedicated to CCPs project, it doesn’t mean I will close it now. I will continue posting about other great and promising projects – and who knows, maybe / hopefully some day in the future about an upcoming (good!) vampire game as well. And dare I say we will finally get actual good MMOGs in 2015 and beyond?!

  6. Simon (April 21st, 2014 @ 21:06)

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