For fans of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (Activision’s cult hit RPG game from 2004) CCP’s upcoming MMORPG, World of Darkness, was something to be excited about. Too bad it’s now dead. Like Vampire dead, only with less cool powers… because it’s actually dead and not undead. Or something.
Based on the pen-and-paper role playing game Vampire: The Masquerade, CCP’s MMORPG was set to pit humans against vampires in an open-world, sandbox experience akin to DayZ. The project was announced back in 2006, and CCP put their Atlanta division in charge of development. Since that announcement, the game’s development went pretty quiet, so perhaps this cancellation shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Sadly, the news of this game’s demise comes with the news that CCP will lay off about 56 employees. In a statement, CCP head honcho said:
“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.”