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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