CCP Games Moves on to Focus on Eve Universe
After the cancellation of the MMO World of Darkness, the developers are now focusing on building the EVE Universe.
In an interview with Polygon, CCP CEO Veigar Petursson talked about the cancellation of World of Darkness and how they are now the "Eve Universe" company.
"And even though it is extremely difficult because the idea and the concept are terribly inspirational and powerful, we really had to be honest with ourselves. This is not trending towards what we were hoping or planning for in the beginning, and it’s better to stop now than to continue at this rate, at this pace, or making yet another change to the premise," he said about the cancelled MMO World of Darkness. "So, even though it was extremely difficult, this was the time where it’s OK, we have given it all we’ve got for now. Better to stop it, and company to go focus on the EVE universe," he contined.
Fans were surely disappointed when the MMO was cancelled since the universe has spawned a cult-following. However, it proved to be difficult for the developer building two different universes at the same time. Nonetheless, Petursson is keen on moving forward and working on EVE universe.
"Right now, the strategy of the company has been simplified by a lot. We are now the Eve Universe company, everything that CCP does, every CCP employee, is working on the EVE Universe," he told the crowd in Iceland during Fanfest 2014. "We very much want to make that the focus going forward, and really prove out that we can make product experiences come together in a common social effort, where each one of them can stand on its own merit, but together they have a massive harmony effect, similar to a symphony."