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No World Of Darkness MMO As Well As More Layoffs In The Industry

No World Of Darkness MMO As Well As More Layoffs In The Industry

World Of Darkness MMO

CCP has just announced that the World Of Darkness MMO has been canceled. Among other things…

It has been over two years now since we last heard about the World Of Darkness MMO and any updates. In fact the last time we heard about anything for this game was that it was definitely still in the works and that we should be expecting it. This straight from the Senior Producer’s (Chris McDonough) mouth and in turn CCP. So it is sad news for me to talk about the latest announcement that the World Of Darkness MMO is no longer in the works and that we have yet another rash of layoffs in the gaming industry. You can see all of the details in the announcement below.

This is quite shocking to me as I was fully under the impression the World Of Darkness MMO was set in stone. Not only that but this was one of the few MMO titles out there that I could find myself getting behind if it was done correctly. Pretty much everything that I had heard about the game had me pining and eagerly waiting to dive in. It just looks like I will have to settle for the real live versions of the World Of Darkness franchises now only on the weekends in the dark corners of random “underground” locations in my home town. I was so hoping to take the fun virtual.

Here is the full release now. All of you EVE players should be happy to know that some of the best and brightest who were working on the World Of Darkness MMO will be helping out there. It’s just unfortunate that there are now 56 more industry veterans looking for work now. Hopefully they’ll land on their feet.

Official Announcement

CCP Games Halts Development of World of Darkness MMO

April 14, 2014

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.

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