70 devs working on World of Darkness

CCP gives update on long-in-development vampire-centric MMO that is still in pre-production.

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Eve Online studio CCP Games has provided an update on its long-in-development massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Darkness.

Massively reports that during the EVE Fanfest 2013 this week, a CCP Games representative revealed that the game remains in pre-production and is being worked on by 70 developers.

In 2013, the developer plans to work on the game's clothing systems and PvE environments, as well as "out-of-game web-based social tools" and art tools and server infrastructure.

CCP also showed off some "interesting tools" it will use to create procedural content like buildings and cityscapes, Massively reports. On top of this, a video highlighting internal visual targets was shown, but media were prevented from filming.

The vampire-centric World of Darkness was announced in 2006 and is based on White Wolf's supernatural role-playing game franchise.

Discussion

268 comments
yazanessa
yazanessa

MAKE A SINGLE PLAYER VAMPIRE BLOODINESS REMAKE OR SQUEAL PLEASE !!! 

Bruno_Magno
Bruno_Magno

I really hope this game to be amazing like Bloodlines was. I miss good vampire games. And it didnt need to be a MMO.

sugarmonster
sugarmonster

I wonder if they are still working on this game. It would be interesting to see the Eve Online people's take on WOD.

Redskullduggery
Redskullduggery

The game was announced in 2006 and it's still in pre-production?  lol, it's going to be like 16 years before this game comes out....

Funeral_Fan
Funeral_Fan

can't we just get an HD remake of vampire the masquerade; Bloodlines?

x_hunter00
x_hunter00

Whoa! EVE, Dust 514 and now WoD. Those people at CCP are quite the busy bodies! Good for them.

GetafixOz
GetafixOz

Looking forward to waiting 3 months realtime to train level 3 of "Fang Penetration Techniques Advanced"

hadlee73
hadlee73

I remember what one of the most famous vampires, Dracula, was like in both books and film. He spent most of his time chatting up young men and young ladies, and then ran for the hills when challenged to a fight. Considering this is what most MMO players seem to do now anyway it seems like this MMO will fit right in :P

santinegrete
santinegrete

If that does not sound ambitious, I don't know what it is. It will be a shame if the project comes out nicely but still with shitty combat like The Secret World.

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

I don't like the MMO genre, but this is the only MMO that I'm excited about. I hope my trust in CCP won't be for nothing.

Mattxx88
Mattxx88

Announced in 06? K moving on to next article. Hopefully the next one will be relevant....

EdensFall
EdensFall

Why bother? This will be around for a few months, maybe a year, the player base will drop, and it will disappear.

gix47
gix47

loved WoD, spent a great many of hours with the table top game

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

Just give me a direct sequel to Bloodlines and take mah money!

WolfBladeKK
WolfBladeKK

Let me guess. There's 2 factions. Vampires and Werewolves. Children of the Night versus Children of the Moon. I guess it all depends on the story.

edinko
edinko

PLease not another MMO.

Samslayer
Samslayer

To bring me back to another MMO game, I'm going to need to see an unprecedented amount of character creation and evolution.  I want my toon to be completely individual, not only in looks but in skills as well.  

I know it won't happen I'm sure, simply because it does not fit gamers today, but I would love to wade through an in-depth  intricate talent/skill system that does not equate to every character being the exact same.  If you can exploit your own character's ability, congratulations you win the day.  It does not have to be so accessible it is boring with the likes of other current MMOs. 

V3rciS
V3rciS

Damn I was looking into The Elder Scrolls online and then I've discovered World of Darkness. Both look awesome and highly anticipated especially judging by Eve online I have faith in what CCP delivers. Also artworks are really fantastic... futuristic/cyberpunk/goth setting.

Fatbeaverlol
Fatbeaverlol

WHy do mmo developers NEVER see this problem called '' WORLD OF WARCRAFT'' ...  blizzard wins once again

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

Watch it burn in fraction of the time they spent making this.  Huge development times is a huge waste of time and resources.  It's not gonna change gaming forever or anything, and most are just gonna ignore it in favore of the next cod game.

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

'a vampire centric mmo' Do they realize that WoD encompasses, werewolf, vampire, mage, and hunter game 'systems' I hope vampires aren't the only kind of creators/classes focused on here, I have wanted to see a true WoD game ever sense I played Bloodlines, and then vampire: requiem came out a few years later... I hope that there some news released in the next game trade show... Thanks for the news :) Been wondering about this game, for a while...

yazanessa
yazanessa

@Bruno_Magno  totally agree I really loved Vampire bloodlines the masquerade possibly best game I have played to this day gonna keep fingers crossed for remake or squeal 

RenatusUpborne
RenatusUpborne

@GetafixOz This is the World of Darkness, a 20 year old rpg,  this isn't simply vampire flavored EVE online.

stan_boyd
stan_boyd

@hadlee73 So I am guessing you play MMO's for PVP then, well there are mmo's that are based almost solely on PVP out there, however if most MMO's are about cooperation rather than killing each other. 

eddieham13
eddieham13

@Mattxx88 Actually it says on the top that they provided an update, this is how the update is delivered through this site.

I guess you like your games churned out within a year by a team of 400 people, yeah that's not always feasible and sometimes stuff gets delayed.

david1230
david1230

@EdensFall hmmm eve online has 500k sub's soooo idk about you i think CCP know's how to run a mmo.

5m17h0rz
5m17h0rz

Bloodlines was so good!! I've wished for a sequel for years (as many of us have), though I've also had little faith I'd ever see one. World of Darkness definitely has me intrigued.

sabawoon
sabawoon

@Samslayer CCP has insane character customization system. Look up EVE character creation on Youtube to get an idea of what you might see in WoD.

Cyber-Surfer
Cyber-Surfer

@Fatbeaverlol

"WHy do mmo developers NEVER see this problem called '' WORLD OF WHACK-A-MOLE' ...  blizzard wins once again "

Fixed for you...

SirSanchezii
SirSanchezii

@Fatbeaverlol *Face Palm*

You clearly never played a "Good" game besides the very well known Mud Cliff Avalanche known as "World of Warcraft".

stan_boyd
stan_boyd

@Fatbeaverlol WoW isn't the only successful MMO out there, its just the easiest and so manages to keep the lazy and young people playing where as the more difficult games lose these people out of frustration cause they suck to much to get anywhere. 

Arcturuss
Arcturuss

@Fatbeaverlol  Because this game will take after Eve,  not Wow and thus won't be the same kind of expirience..   CCP dont really do push a button get bacon content

SirSanchezii
SirSanchezii

@davidsworld3 I doubt it. I hope. They been doing good on EvE Online and Dust 514. What makes you think that WoD would be a fail? 

This game is not meant for main stream gamers like yourself. If you ever played other games other than your CoD. Well that's enough said. Let alone understand the complex part of the coding. 

EvilTyger
EvilTyger

@Jshaw71 I'd expect Mage and Hunter (with a massive overhaul on the Mage system, possibly closer to the DA Pillar system or the Sorcerer system) before Werewolves.

I can even see Mage coming out with a big Blood Magic push for Vampire, Hunter being a 'perma death' type character. (And a limit of one per account.)


I'm just sad that KotEK and KotE are probably not going to be a part of the game in less than a decade or two.

xanthan1
xanthan1

@Jshaw71 Go get the OWoD books and use multiple character types. See how long till someone complains about the (nonexistant) balance.

SirSanchezii
SirSanchezii

@Jshaw71 If you ever played EvE Online. They will release the other classes at different times when they progress. 


Arcturuss
Arcturuss

@Jshaw71 They are beginning with just vampires because.

1. they are using oWod and balance is a bitch and 2. they want the vampire part to be as deep as possible before going to the next one.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@stan_boyd @hadlee73 You guessed wrong. You may not have realized that my comment was a joke (although I thought it was fairly obvious to be honest), and not a detailed commentary on the structure and mentality of MMOs and the players that play them.

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

@5m17h0rz Yeah, I'll definitely keep my eyes on it. I still hold hope (especially with Kickstarter around) that we'll eventually get the sequel to Bloodlines we all dream of.

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

@xanthan1 Of course there's not going to balance, when mages, hunter,s werewolves, and vampires fight, esp if the players play stupidly... if they do, IMO, they have no reason to complain, but yeah balance, is always a pain esp in a game like WoD I hope it can be accomplished, but if not, the players will have to play smart... 

Harts4Life
Harts4Life

@Arcturuss @Jshaw71 What Arcturuss said, plus ever heard of the concept of "expansions?" ... I highly expect to see all of those systems come out in future expansions, adding to the longevity of the game.

david1230
david1230

@Samslayer @sabawoon yea bro you need to study up on CCP and eve online they only been having that mmo up for about 10years now. and it has over 500k ppl playing.