Tag Archives: World of Darkness
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 | 18:12 BST
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 17:12 BST
CCP’s Hilmar Pètursson will be one of the keynote speakers at GDC Europe in August.
The CEO’s speech is titled “CCP: Winning the War”, which discusses the company’s success stemming from near obscurity to producing one of the largest MMOs out there, EVE Online.
“GDC Europe is gearing up to be one of the industry’s most essential events,” said Petursson. “I am honored to have this opportunity to share some of the valuable lessons CCP has learned with such a prestigious audience.”
Pètursson will also provide an exclusive first look at CCP’s latest project, which is currently in pre-production and could be any number of titles the firm is working on.
More than likely it’s either the MMO World of Darkness or the upcoming first-person shooter set in New Eden.
Press release through the jump.
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 | 21:40 GMT
CCP has refused to confirm or deny whether or not a supposed financial statement listing horror MMO World of Darkness as a 2010 release is genuine.
“We have nothing to add,” a US CCP rep told VG247 today.
The game, the second major MMO planned from the EVE Online publisher, was mentioned in this PDF, which gives a general financial overview of the Icelandic firm.
“CCP is currently working on new projects, the largest of which is World of Darkness, a MMOG that is scheduled to launch 2010,” it said.
Little is known of World of Darkness, currently in development at White Wolf in Atlanta.
CCP acquired White Wolf, owner of the World of Darkness IP, in 2006.
Sun, Jan 18, 2009 | 20:45 GMT
This official-looking CCP financial document claims the EVE firm’s next MMO – vampire effort World of Darkness – is to launch next year.
“CCP is currently working on new projects, the largest of which is World of Darkness, a MMOG that is scheduled to launch 2010,” says the PDF, which mainly outlines CCP’s financial outlook.
World of Darkness is being worked on by what used to be White Wolf in Atlanta. The Icelandic CCP acquired White Wolf in 2006.
The online horror has been closely guarded since its announcement, but was confirmed to be in production this March, when EVE Online creator Reynir Harðarson said he was moving to the US to work on the game.
Harðarson told us in February that the game will be “as real as it can be,” an example of rhetoric that’s put the game high on the “interested” list of MMO aficionados.
Mon, Mar 31, 2008 | 17:12 BST
According to RPS, EVE Online creator Reynir Harðarson is to move to CCP’s studio in Atlanta to work full time on the upcoming World of Darkness MMO.
“Yes, I’m helping with the design of the World Of Darkness game, which is now in production,” he said. “I’ve moved my family out there, bought a house, and so on.”
While saying very little on the game – a contemporary vampire affair – Harðarson did say that it would stick to the same ideals of the company’s famed space-based MMO.
“The key, we still believe, is human interaction,” he said. “The World of Darkness game shares that vision. We wouldn’t really be in this business if it wasn’t for those principles… I want to say so much, but I really can’t at this stage. But it’s about being real in the way that EVE feels real. People should really feel it: they’re not just playing a game.”
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Sat, Apr 27, 2013 | 18:12 BST
The mastermind behind progressive and forbidding Icelandic MMO Eve Online, Reynir Hardarson, has said that the company’s second game, World of Darkness, will follow in the space-based title’s steps of having a ‘real-world’ financial model and will be primarily community-based.
“The key is human interaction,” Hardarsson said of his MMOs, talking to videogaming247. “World Of Darkness shares that vision.”
Like Eve, which has realistic resource and economic models, World Of Darkness would about “being as real as it can be,” he said.
Hardarson is now building the second CCP studio in Atlanta, after the merger of the company with World Of Darkness owners, White Wolf. The contemporary vampire fiction will now be the subject of CCP’s second title. When asked whether the World Of Darkness MMO would follow in Eve’s footsteps, or take the rather more popular World Of Warcraft route, Hardarson well as the technology, that had made the Icelandic MMO so effective.
CCP will release no further details of the game at this time, nor a release date. All Hardarsson would say was that the new game would as much of a leap in ambition for the company as releasing the MMO from scratch was when they started.
Hardarson has previously said that he believes MMOs should be continuously evolved by their developers over decades, rather than years. When asked whether Eve Online could still achieve new things he said, “Absolutely, we will just keep building on top of it.
“MMOs do not have to age. The nature of a game like Eve is that there is no need for sequels – why shouldn’t it run for fifty years?”