EVE Online heads down South

CCP Games opening new North American MMOG development studio near White Wolf partner in Georgia.

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Last November, Eve Online developer CCP Games and real-world role-playing game creators White Wolf announced they had joined operations to bring their individual talents to each other's properties. Apparently to help facilitate that process, the Icelandic online game maker announced today that it will be setting up a North American shop in White Wolf's backyard--Stone Mountain, Georgia.

CCP Games plans to hire more than 100 massively multiplayer online game developers and designers in the next 12 months for the new studio, poignantly dubbed CCP North America. At the time of its merger, the game maker noted it would be developing a MMOG based on White Wolf's World of Darkness, a pen-and-paper and live-action RPG set in a fictional realm populated by vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures, as well as ordinary humans going about their day-to-day lives.

CCP North America will officially open for business on October 12.

Discussion

22 comments
Sparkeh
Sparkeh

I wouldn't get too excited about "pen-and-paper" if I were you. Redemption and Bloodlines were called "Pen-and-paper" and unless im gravely mistaken they didn't seem it. Now we know World Of Darkness is a good story. So now we just need a decent foundation for gameplay and we are sorted. I just hope they don't try anything too new that could actually mess it up... Also I wonder if it will be an FPS or not.... Guess we will have to wait for next E3 to even get a title...

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

Hah I live like 15 mins from there, I'm going to work there woo.

mab36
mab36

man, if only i was older. i just started college, but if i was gradurating, i would apply. stome montain is like 40 miles from where i live.

axia_777
axia_777

Lycan clans unite!!!!! Don't come to the country side blood suckers. You just might meat...... :)

Lycen
Lycen

Lycans FTW =)

zpxkjp
zpxkjp

looks like an interesting game.

Grantelicious
Grantelicious

Nah EVE Online has 200k+ subscribers and thats a good healthy amount for a mmorpg besides WOW lol.

jangofett88
jangofett88

lol the headline read by itself made it sound like the game was headed the path of Auto Assault to being shut down.

mullen1200
mullen1200

wow I live like RIGHT nexdt to stone mountain georgia... nice..

Tactis
Tactis

huh must have had more sucess with eve-online then i thought, i was under the impression it was a very niche game has it grown since i left the MMOs 2 years ago?

cos_vanquish
cos_vanquish

This is pretty cool. I look forward to it, and expect big things from it.

SteveTwo
SteveTwo

I hope they do the whole World of Darkness. Vampires and Werewolves are cool, but I'd enjoy playing one of the human paradox Mages. Those books were good stuff to me a long while back, still have them on my book shelf.

KratosAurion7
KratosAurion7

Dam, they have to do that kind of stuff in Canada.

spelledarn
spelledarn

It would be great with a pen & paper mmog. Nothing wrong with WoW or whatever, but variety is always nice. :)

Crawlius
Crawlius

What do you mean there's too much flying around in space? It's a space-based MMO, for God's sakes!

is2r
is2r

When i read the title i thought they were actually gonna have EVE go south as in land battles and such lol, to much flying around in space all the time in that game.

darkchaostitan
darkchaostitan

Hmm.... I heard about this MMO a while back, I didn't expect much from it, yet it seems that they are doing well. I hope to expect more from them, Yet a pen and paper RPG isn't exactly my stlye.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Ooh, a pen-and-paper RPG. Maybe it will fill the gap I was expecting to be filled when Shadowrun came out this year.