Way back in 2006, EVE Online studio CCP Games announced that it would work with White Wolf, Inc. in creating an MMORPG based on the World of Darkness pen-and-paper role-playing setting. There's been a noticeable lack of news since then but apparently this game is alive and only a year away.

World of Darkness Online News got its hands on what looks like a financial document from CCP last week and, after combing through it, found a very interesting line: “CCP is currently working on new projects, the largest of which is World of Darkness, a MMOG that is scheduled to launch 2010."

World of Darkness is a contemporary horror setting in which vampires, werewolves, and other mythical beings roam the world and secretly lord over hapless humans. Multiple pen-and-paper games by White Wolf use the setting, such as Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse and Mage: The Ascension. There have been several video game adaptations of the WoD games in the past, one of the most recent being Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, a single-player RPG by Troika Games.

The alleged CCP document goes on to say this about the setting: "Given the World of Darkness legacy, its large fan base, and proven appeal to both genders, we estimate the subscriber potential of this product to be two to three times that of EVE Online, without competing head on with CCP’s existing products thus enabling wider total appeal"

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