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MessageSujet: Paradox rachète White Wolf et le World of Darkness   Ven 30 Oct - 0:37

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Paradox Interactive Acquires White Wolf Publishing from CCP Games
New Paradox Subsidiary will Operate Independently and Manage All White Wolf Properties, Including World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade

STOCKHOLM - Oct. 29, 2015 - Paradox Interactive, a global games developer and publisher, today announced the acquisition of White Wolf Publishing from CCP Games in an all-cash deal. Now a subsidiary of Paradox Interactive, White Wolf Publishing is a licensing business that owns and manages intellectual properties including World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Led by CEO Tobias Sjögren, former EVP of Business Development at Paradox, White Wolf Publishing will operate as an independent entity with a dedicated team.

White Wolf Publishing has a long history of producing gaming universes that span mediums, including tabletop and collectible card games, PC games and books. Paradox Interactive acquired all of White Wolf’s brands, and its new subsidiary will pursue development opportunities across relevant categories of games under the White Wolf Publishing name.

“Like Paradox’s games, White Wolf’s properties have dedicated, passionate communities. While there are similarities in spirit, White Wolf’s IPs have very different themes than Paradox’s titles, and deserve their own brand and team,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO and President of Paradox Interactive. “We have great respect for White Wolf’s gaming worlds and see big opportunities for their expansion in the future under our new subsidiary.”

“Over the last 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with beloved studios like DICE and Paradox on the business management side of games, and as a developer earlier in my career. I look forward to bringing my experience to bear as we pursue new ways to interact with White Wolf’s universes,” said Tobias Sjögren, CEO of White Wolf Publishing. “The White Wolf IPs are well suited for all kinds of media and we see great potential to expand them in the future.”

"At CCP, we have great admiration for the White Wolf brands and communities, and it was extremely important to us that the acquiring company share the same respect and understanding,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “With Paradox, we know we are leaving the brands in good hands."

For more information about White Wolf Publishing, please visit

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So what does this mean for CRPGs? At Gamasutra, the new White Wolf CEO says "the plan is to keep the division working primarily as a licensing business", while the company's website promises "multiple digital games titles". So it looks like Vampire: The Masquerade is free at last. And seeing as Obsidian already have a good working relationship with Paradox...hopefully, we can expect good news in the near future.

Après avoir été enterrée pendant 9 ans par CCP, la licence WoD sort de sa torpeur... Un nouveau jeu Monde des Ténèbres/Vampire développé par Obsidian ? Shocked  OK, why not... bounce

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MessageSujet: Re: Paradox rachète White Wolf et le World of Darkness   Ven 30 Oct - 7:39

Wait and see, hein, comme dirait l'aut'
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MessageSujet: Re: Paradox rachète White Wolf et le World of Darkness   Ven 30 Oct - 9:26

ça voudrait dire qu'il relance le projet de World of Drakness : Online ?
ça fait plaisir à voir que la licence vie toujours !
Enjoy les suceur de sang !
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