Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines fan remake shut down following C&D letter from CCP Games

Gare – Monday, November 24, 2014 9:45 PM
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Project Vaulderie was a fan-led effort that aimed to remake the 2004 RPG gem, Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines in Unity (replacing the original’s Source Engine) in order to create a more stable and bug-free release with mod support and improved graphics. That *was* the goal, at the very least. Just recently, project lead Arthur has made a post explaining that development of the project would be halted following a cease & desist letter he had received from CCP Games. According to Arthur, the Project Vaulderie team had prepared a pitch for Activision (the game’s publisher) in order to discuss how they were going to use the property – however, according to the C&D letter in question, while Activision does retain “certain rights” to the game, most other rights related to Vampire: The Masquerade are owned by CCP.

2014 has not been a joyful year for fans of Vampire: The Masquerade and World of Darkness: back in April, CCP announced that it would be cancelling its World of Darkness-themed MMO project, leading to 56 employees being let go at the time.

The original post by Arthur – including the full text of the C&D letter – can be read here.

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