CCP - Interview @ Eurogamer
Eurogamer interviewed CCP about the cancelled Vampire MMO World of Darkness.
The gap between what vampire MMO World of Darkness was, and what developer CCP wanted it to be, was "frankly too much" for the company to bridge, boss Hilmar Veigar Pétursson told me at Eve FanFest late last week.
He'd clearly been expecting questions, having only announced the game's cancellation a fortnight before the annual Eve Online bonanza kicked off.
"When we looked at what we had and what we aimed to do, there was a discrepancy that would have taken still even more time to get it to a place where we and the team wanted it to be," he said when we sat down to talk. "And the gap was just, frankly, too much. And this was the point in time to stop it.
"This was a big decision for us and we're just getting through that. Now we're focusing on the Eve universe and we're not ready to comment about what's going to happen to the [White Wolf] licence. That will be for a later date."
He wouldn't be drawn on specifically what about World of Darkness wasn't meeting expectations, nor when the cancellation order was given - though the March 2014 date on the leaked closed beta manual suggests it was recent.