Paradox buying White Wolf could give new life to my hope for a Vampire game

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Pair o docs vampire

I have a confession to make. As a teenager, I used to play Vampire: The Masquerade. No no, not the apparently awesome PC game that was a critical success and commercial failure. I mean, the kind where you roll dice and have character sheets and stuff. I absolutely adored it and always wanted to replicate that experience. Now my hopes of one day seeing a video game based on Vampire, Werewolf or World of Darkness have reason to be resurrected.

Paradox Interactive is a PC publisher known for franchises like Europa Universalis and Cities: Skylines. In a bid to expand its IP, it’s purchased White Wolf from CCP Games. For those who don’t know, White Wolf is known for its fantasy and RPG IP that cover World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse – these universes are represented in books, PC games as well as tabletop and card games. White Wolf fans are dedicated and passionate, and I think they could meld well with the opportunities that Paradox could offer. In a comment to Games Industry, Paradox boss Fredrik Wester assured them that this isn’t just about forcing the IP into other projects.

We believe that part of being a good steward of these IPs is to pursue the opportunities that are the best fit for the brands themselves and not shoehorn them into video games. Setting up White Wolf Publishing to operate as its own entity makes that a lot easier for us.

I would love to see White Wolf do some cool game releases. There is so much that could be done with the IP, here’s hoping that it’s finally used to its full potential.

Last Updated: October 30, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Eish that header Zoe

    • VampyreSquirrel

      They’re Count Martens XD

    • Hammersteyn

      It reminded me about Halloween and Darryns photoshop skills for some reason.

    • It’s a Pair o’ Docs. It’s perfect.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    This could turn into us getting some really nice new IPs.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    That’s not a confession, that’s a statement of awesome. I always played Malkavian, for what should be obvious reasons.

    A new VtM game would make me go…

    • …wow

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        That’s the same response I gave when I finally got Nyx MF P. πŸ˜‰

        • I had so much fun on Trinity p last night πŸ˜› now I just need to get her syndicate mod and I will be over the moon !

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’ve got quite a bit of farming to do before getting her, only got the systems. Only one piece away from Ash, Volt & Nova P.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Yeah my sentiments exactly…

    • BacchusZA

      Heh Brujah here, and yes, when I heard this news my first thought was “YES!! That WoD game is back on!!”

  • After Cities: Skylines, I have massive respect for Paradox Interactive.

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    lol and I still play pen and paper RPGs xD

    I am so excited about this! I also actually trust them with it! πŸ˜€

    • Brady miaau

      How on earth do you find the time? I just could not, and I loved it.

      I wrote big adventures, lots of planning for the players. It was great.

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        Unfortunately it doesn’t happen often, but I do it at least once a year.

        Want to do it more though.

  • Nikola

    Vampire game would be sooo cool always wanted one but not Twilight Vampire of course….

  • Johann

    I wouldn’t mind an RPG with werewolves and vampires. Please just don’t make it an MMO!

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