If you are hanging your hopes and dreams on World of Darkness
coming along to rescue you from the humdrum of life and your precious mortality, well... be prepared to settle in for a good long wait. Executive Producer Chris McDonough
said in an interview
that the title is still in pre-production and that players shouldn't expect to see it for a few years yet. However, CCP
did show a few technical videos to the press to assure folks that the game is still alive.
McDonough did have good news to share, however. World of Darkness
has a 70-person crew that is currently building the framework for the title, and according to the producer, they are "making phenomenal progress." The team plans to host the entire game on a single server where active combat and politicking between vampires will be the crux of the content.
"We're making sure this is a next-generation MMO. It's very focused on movement and motion and capturing what it's like to be a vampire," he said. "People ask about our high level designs for World of Darkness
, and we've called this a vampire simulator. What's it like to be a vampire. Not a superhero, but a super-powered individual. The way the characters move around the city feels very vampiric."