CCP has sold White Wolf and World of Darkness to Paradox

CCP Games has apparently sold White Wolf and all of its properties — including World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade — to Paradox, a publisher based in Sweden. Paradox VP Shams Jorjani broke the news on the Twitters:

CCP began work on the then-much-anticipated World of Darkness, a VTM-themed hardcore sandbox, after it acquired White Wolf in 2006, with the game reportedly reaching alpha three times during its troubled development. But CCP canceled the game and laid of a large portion of its Atlanta studio in April of 2014. At the time, it had not publicly decided what to do with the IP. Now we know.

We’ve reached out to CCP to inquire about the fate of World of Darkness’ code and assets and will update if and when we learn more. See below for updates.

Source: Twitter via RPS
Update 9:46 a.m. EDT: Massively OP reader Styopa has forwarded along the press release, which quotes CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson on the sale: “At CCP, we have great admiration for the White Wolf brands and communities, and it was extremely important to us that the acquiring company share the same respect and understanding. With Paradox, we know we are leaving the brands in good hands.”
Update 11:03 a.m. EDT: Jorjani has told fans that the sale includes “everything,” including all CCP WoD assets:

CCP has told Massively OP directly that Hilmar Pétursson’s remarks above are the extent of the company’s current position and would not elaborate.

Update 11:14 a.m. EDT: CCP Manifest has suggested there are no layoffs associated with the sale:

Update 3:23 p.m. EDT: Now this is just a cruel tease:

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SteinarB
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DemonicPossession DanielReasor It’s old, it’s buggy, it _needs_ the fan patches.  In short it has more than a few problems and yet I love it.  It’s got atmosphere out the wazoo.  The haunted hotel level is, for example, downright eerie.  It really is one of the most atmospheric games I have _ever_ played.  And replayed several times, in fact.

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CraigWilhelmSmith 
Salem released a while ago, much expanded, full of people even with the expedition server added to the mix. It is owned by a different company since a long time too.

Jalek
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Jalek

Silverlock Rebel Engie  They pick up failed projects and abandon them.  Their internal projects are taken care of though.

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Rebel Engie Paradox wouldn’t have spent all that money if they didn’t already have a plan in place. Business wise I think it’s one of the smarter companies.

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breetoplay

Vagrant Zero Rather have too many tips than too few. Don’t feel bad at all! <3

Rebel Engie
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Rebel Engie

Please don’t IP-squat on it for years, like CPP did.

Vagrant Zero
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Vagrant Zero

Wow I JUST saw this…moments after I sent a “tip” to massively about it. Dear God I feel like a putz.

CrispyCycil
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CrispyCycil

Good.  I still haven’t forgiven CCP for canceling project vaulderie, the unity port of VTM:B.

maybe paradox will be more open minded if they don’t do touch bloodlines as well.

Zarconius
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Zarconius

Thank god those losers at ccp cant mess this up anymore than they already have.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Thank God maybe we will finally get some decent Whitewolf IP games out of this…i will take another Vampire the MasQ games please and it doesn’t have to be a MMO !  I wil take anything at this point…><