After Five Years of Development, CCP's World of Darkness Has Been Canceled
World of Darkness was originally revealed in 2006 as an MMORPG based on the Vampire: The Masquerade universe, with full production kicking off in 2009. But five years later, developer CCP is finally pulling the plug. The news of the cancellation comes after CEO Hilmar Petursson told Rock, Paper, Shotgun two months ago that World of Darkness would adopt an open-world, sandbox style similar to that of DayZ and Rust. Today, Petursson was singing a different tune, saying that the studio's "efforts were falling regretfully short."
World of Darkness was being produced by CCP's Atlanta office and the cancellation will result in layoffs of 56 employees, though some will be offered roles within the company. However, the Atlanta office will not be shutting down, and instead the remaining team will "focus on developing games within the Eve universe," which currently consists of Eve Online, Dust 514, and Eve Valkyrie.