Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CCP cancels vampire MMO World of Darkness

CCP cancels vampire MMO World of Darkness

I still check how EVE Online is going. After more of Star Citizen is released I understand that Star Citizen won’t take players from EVE Online. Star Citizen will be 99% FPS Dog Fighting with private servers and ranking system, while EVE is EVE. So I check the YouTube page of EVE Online and see they made it so front page show you other games of CCP Games. As if they want to make people playing their other games fearing people will leave EVE Online never to come back.

So I see there is DUST 514 (Some FPS game that no one plays) ; EVE: Valkyrie (Some dog fighting game that no one will play) and World of Darkness (A game that CCP canceled few weeks ago).

56 staff at the Atlanta studio where it was being made have been laid off. Those who remain will work on Eve Online.

"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."

Hilmar Veigar P├ętursson

Really?

You talked 42 minutes at EVE fanfest 2012


and 50 minutes at EVE fanfest 2013 


to EVE fans that don’t care about your vampiric MMO about MMO that is now canceled. And all this time you had nothing to show. Star Citizen had tons to show before even the kickstarter. If you used the money EVE fans deposited to play EVE, to build 3 other games at least show them something other than empty street. 


I wonder if this was PR stunt, some tax deduction stunt, some financial stunt or what? Why don’t you instead of that improve EVE Online how players want it. 

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