CCP Games has halted
a fan-developed remake of the classic PC RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
, requesting an end to development and the removal of assets taken from the original game via an e-mailed cease and desist order.
The remake, codenamed Project Vaulderie
, was to recreate Bloodlines
in the Unity engine, patching up lingering issues from the original release and adding a multiplayer component. Bloodlines
was originally rushed to retail in a notoriously buggy state
in 2004 after an extended development period, and an active modding community worked to improve the game in the years afterward.
"We're very sad to report that we received a Cease & Desist e-mail from CCP Games, asking us to cease game development, remove any materials that might contain Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
, names, locations or related elements from the sites we control, and cease any further use of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
property, and in a disappointment shared among our team we are complying with that request," Project Vaulderie's team lead said in a recent blog post
The post continues: "We are avidly seeking a resolute course to continue working on a future game, but we cannot at this time discuss this publicly and with that I urge you to please be patient and hopeful that we will find a way."
[Image: CCP Games]