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world of darkness is no more ...

nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/215430/CCP_cans_World_of_Darkness_MMO_after_eight_years_of_development.php

So i guess Blizz is not the only one ditching their new MMO (i.e. titan). May be CCP can make a MOBA or a card game now.

 

 

 

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  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,395Member Uncommon

    Well, that's unfortunate. A non-space sandbox would've been nice. A bit more info here:

    http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/14/world-of-darkness-mmo-an-unfortunate-casualty-of-latest-round-of-ccp-layoffs/

  • dinamsdinams Muriae, VAPosts: 1,362Member
    Great there goes the mmo I was hoping to play in the future

    "It has potential"
    -Second most used phrase on existence
    "It sucks"
    -Most used phrase on existence

  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Columbus, OHPosts: 875Member Uncommon

    That's what happens when a company spends all their money on a console exclusive FPS to a game on PC set in a universe only PC gamers really care about.

    It's honestly probably one of the biggest blunders I've ever seen a company make, and they're still continuing on with it in a desperate attempt to save face. This will not end well...

    Hopefully they'll at least sell the WoD license to somebody capable of producing a quality MMO with the franchise. Maybe with that money they can at least put out Dust on PC, where people might actually care.

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  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member

    I already knew this wasn't going to happen years ago. No real shocker there

     

    Too bad. The game could have been awesome

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Solar_Prophet

    Hopefully they'll at least sell the WoD license to somebody capable of producing a quality MMO with the franchise. Maybe with that money they can at least put out Dust on PC, where people might actually care.

    Or they can just make a single player WoD RPG. Smaller scope, less investment, plenty of CRPG audience, plus there is a lack of vampire based RPGs.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,980Member Uncommon

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • crack_foxcrack_fox WellingtonPosts: 402Member
    It must be pretty demoralizing to spend 8 years working on a development project only for it to be canned before release. 
  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,395Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Solar_Prophet

    That's what happens when a company spends all their money on a console exclusive FPS to a game on PC set in a universe only PC gamers really care about.

    It's honestly probably one of the biggest blunders I've ever seen a company make, and they're still continuing on with it in a desperate attempt to save face. This will not end well...

    The Dust thing is a complete mystery, especially now that it's not even announced for PS4. Not that anyone would want to play an ugly game like that on a shiny PS4 to begin with...

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Scalpless
    Originally posted by Solar_Prophet

    That's what happens when a company spends all their money on a console exclusive FPS to a game on PC set in a universe only PC gamers really care about.

    It's honestly probably one of the biggest blunders I've ever seen a company make, and they're still continuing on with it in a desperate attempt to save face. This will not end well...

    The Dust thing is a complete mystery, especially now that it's not even announced for PS4. Not that anyone would want to play an ugly game like that on a shiny PS4 to begin with...

    I doubt it is successful enough to warrant a PS4 port/upgrade.

     

  • UsualSuspectUsualSuspect CardiffPosts: 1,243Member
    Originally posted by Solar_Prophet

    Hopefully they'll at least sell the WoD license to somebody capable of producing a quality MMO with the franchise. Maybe with that money they can at least put out Dust on PC, where people might actually care.

    Some idiot of a company would probably turn it into a themepark quest chain nightmare, with hundreds of vampires running around a city collecting 10 blood vials and draining 10 evil gang members. At least we knew we'd get something good with CCP, but in the hands of someone else, I'm not so sure.

  • HelleriHelleri Felton, CAPosts: 927Member Uncommon

    Sad to hear...At least they called it quits on it and didn't try to morph it into something else (like Jagex - Mechscape>Stellar Dawn>Transformers Universe). Or keep keep a small devoted group of people perpetually waiting (like StainedGlassLlama - Divergence Online). They had the guts to just say "nope ain't happening sorry."

    I'd actually rather see it have an honest death at least. And, am not comfortable with the idea that it may get sold to be finished by someone who didn't have part in it from the outset.

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by UsualSuspect
    Originally posted by Solar_Prophet

    Hopefully they'll at least sell the WoD license to somebody capable of producing a quality MMO with the franchise. Maybe with that money they can at least put out Dust on PC, where people might actually care.

    Some idiot of a company would probably turn it into a themepark quest chain nightmare, with hundreds of vampires running around a city collecting 10 blood vials and draining 10 evil gang members. At least we knew we'd get something good with CCP, but in the hands of someone else, I'm not so sure.

    Or turn it into a great SP game with Bioshock Infinite type stories, and Dishonored type stealth/action gameplay.

     

  • UsualSuspectUsualSuspect CardiffPosts: 1,243Member
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    Or turn it into a great SP game with Bioshock Infinite type stories, and Dishonored type stealth/action gameplay.

    Would love a new WoD SP game, Vampire: Bloodlines is one of my all time favorite RPG's. I haven't played Bioshock Infinite so can't comment there, mainly because I was never a fan of the other two Bioshock games, but Dishonored I thought did stealth gameplay really badly. I'd rather Hitman style for stealth. If they could somehow mix in some sort of Walking Dead storytelling, Telltale style, then I'd be a happy bunny.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by UsualSuspect
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    Or turn it into a great SP game with Bioshock Infinite type stories, and Dishonored type stealth/action gameplay.

    Would love a new WoD SP game, Vampire: Bloodlines is one of my all time favorite RPG's. I haven't played Bioshock Infinite so can't comment there, mainly because I was never a fan of the other two Bioshock games, but Dishonored I thought did stealth gameplay really badly. I'd rather Hitman style for stealth. If they could somehow mix in some sort of Walking Dead storytelling, Telltale style, then I'd be a happy bunny.

    we have different tastes. Out of Dishonored, Hitman Absolution and Deus Ex Human Evolutoin, I like Dishonored's gameplay most, and Hitman least (although in absolute terms, i still enjoy the game). The primary reason is that in Dishonored, there are more places you can go (i really like going UP to the roof tops and what not and plan my attack from high), and more approaches to a mission, than Hitman.

    I will also throw in Splinter Cell too which i like. There are lots of things they can do with a vampire setting and stealth/action gameplay with some RPG elements.

     

  • ViadricViadric Ripley, OHPosts: 151Member
    Damnit, well there goes my hopes for a good vampire mmo :( 
  • zzaxzzax YESPosts: 291Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by UsualSuspect
    Some idiot of a company would probably turn it into a themepark quest chain nightmare, with hundreds of vampires running around a city collecting 10 blood vials and draining 10 evil gang members. At least we knew we'd get something good with CCP, but in the hands of someone else, I'm not so sure.

    CCP, dont sell the rights to the Blizzard please!

  • OntblodOntblod ArjeplogPosts: 181Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by UsualSuspect
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    Or turn it into a great SP game with Bioshock Infinite type stories, and Dishonored type stealth/action gameplay.

    Would love a new WoD SP game, Vampire: Bloodlines is one of my all time favorite RPG's. I haven't played Bioshock Infinite so can't comment there, mainly because I was never a fan of the other two Bioshock games, but Dishonored I thought did stealth gameplay really badly. I'd rather Hitman style for stealth. If they could somehow mix in some sort of Walking Dead storytelling, Telltale style, then I'd be a happy bunny.

     

    Would be awesome if Telltales did a vampire game.

    Im sorry but I just cant find any good vampire games, there arent any IMO.

    The only thing I consider have some genuine vampire feeling is vampyrism in Skyrim

    and that aint too great either. And yea I liked masquerade but time flies by,

    and that game is old and feels old, too old for me.

     

    I was hoping WOD would do it but now that hope is forever gone....

     

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,532Member Uncommon

    I am not sure they would have been able to deliver even with the correct funding. The political system was a insanely ambitious project even if they used null sec gameplay as a base.

     

    As for a SP game.. I think Activision owns those publishing rights. So that is probably a no-no unless they are on the boat. (after all CCP owns White Wolf, but that means nothing when it comes to games... Just look at the mess that is Marvel movie licenses)

     

    Originally posted by Ontblod

    Im sorry but I just cant find any good vampire games, there arent any IMO.

    The only thing I consider have some genuine vampire feeling is vampyrism in Skyrim

     

     

    Well there is VtM Bloodlines, it is decent but getting a bit old and you need to put some time in to downloading som mods for it to shine. But all in all not a bad game... especially for a 10 year old one.

  • sacredfoolsacredfool prague, TXPosts: 760Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by crack_fox
    It must be pretty demoralizing to spend 8 years working on a development project only for it to be canned before release. 

    "before release" is a bit of a broad term here, seeing as the project wasn't much more then a project.


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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by zzax
    Originally posted by UsualSuspect
    Some idiot of a company would probably turn it into a themepark quest chain nightmare, with hundreds of vampires running around a city collecting 10 blood vials and draining 10 evil gang members. At least we knew we'd get something good with CCP, but in the hands of someone else, I'm not so sure.

    CCP, dont sell the rights to the Blizzard please!

    It would be great if Blizz does a polished SP game on vampires.

  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph SarajevoPosts: 1,069Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by zzax
    Originally posted by UsualSuspect
    Some idiot of a company would probably turn it into a themepark quest chain nightmare, with hundreds of vampires running around a city collecting 10 blood vials and draining 10 evil gang members. At least we knew we'd get something good with CCP, but in the hands of someone else, I'm not so sure.

    CCP, dont sell the rights to the Blizzard please!

    why not ?,only blizzard still making good new games ,if they making something bad ,it ll be repaired in two years for sure

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • HorusraHorusra maryland, MDPosts: 2,579Member Uncommon
    Why would we "know" CCP would make something good. Dust is good? Eve is the only mmo they have with any success and that is nitch success with some outstanding failures in it...how is that walking in stations going?
  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Horusra
    Why would we "know" CCP would make something good. Dust is good? Eve is the only mmo they have with any success and that is nitch success with some outstanding failures in it...how is that walking in stations going?

    Yeh .. Blizz has a much better track record.

    Warcarft series is good

    Starcraft series is good

    Diablo series is good.

    WoW is good.

     

    * note that good can be subjective .. but in this case, "good" means scores on metacritics is high, and those games are financially successful.

  • HorusraHorusra maryland, MDPosts: 2,579Member Uncommon
    I did not meantion Blizzard. I only made the point that CCP has not done much to believe it could not screw a game up.
  • free2playfree2play Toronto, ONPosts: 1,868Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by StonesDK

    I already knew this wasn't going to happen years ago. No real shocker there

     

    Too bad. The game could have been awesome

    True.

     

    WiS was a product of WoD carbon and they said years ago, "It doesn't work". We knew it was DoA, CCP just needed some me time to accept that they and a shitload of their money were chasing vaporware.

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