Upon learning of the merge between CCP and White Wolf in November last year, speculation was already rampant on the forums of both compagnies regarding a WoD MMO. Well, it was less than a week later that CCP was letting us know plans for this were in motion.
Since then, news about WODO (tentative name) have been scarce, but the game's early development was confirmed in several instances by the devs and discussion has continued, mainly on WW's forums. ( http://forums.white-wolf.com/viewtopic.php?t=49283&start=285
Here, at MMORPG.com, there was a EVE article a few days ago which offered us the following tidbits:http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/setview/features/loadFeature/1161/gameID/14
"For those who do not know, CCP and White Wolf games also had a merger this year. Magnus mentioned that the relationship has gone very smoothly and both companies are now working as one. This leads to the beginning of the "World of Darkness" MMO that CCP has planned based on the gothic horror IPs which White Wolf owns. Games like Vampire: The Masquerade will be incorporated into the MMO as well as many others.
Magnus said that they want the game to be like nothing anyone has seen on the MMO market. They are currently in the concept phases of the game and really want to bring the gothic look and feel to life, no pun intended. He laughed when I asked him if the game would be geared towards older players, silly question. You can't have vampires without blood! Clearly this game will be tailored to an older audience. If the game will be any reflection of CCP's party at GDC, I think we're all in for a wild ride."
Over a month ago, CCP let us know they were currently employing 161 people and were planning a massive expansion in both incelandic offices and in Atlanta for WODO. Recently, in another EVE interview, theyve thrown around the number of an expansion of 100 workers over the next three years to accomodate the development of the game.
Sadly, since the game is in its earliest stages, its been said we need to be thinking in terms of BETA in 2010 and release in 2011 for now. Thats quite awhile away, and the reason why so little is available for now.
Most of that information can be confirmed by googling world of darkness mmorpg and reading the EVE online and WoDO articles at Ten Ton Hammer.
EDIT: Eek, sorry, i wanted this to be a reply in the existing WODO thread. Sorry about that!