World of Darkness TV and film initiatives within the works at The Witcher collection manufacturing firm
A brand new Selection report says Paradox Interactive has signed a cope with The Witcher manufacturing firm Hivemind to develop new tv and film initiatives primarily based on the World of Darkness RPG setting.
For these not acquainted, World of Darkness is an RPG franchise launched by White Wolf Publishing in 1990 about supernatural creatures—vampires, werewolves, wraiths, that form of factor—who reside on the boundaries of our actual world. There are additionally a number of videogames primarily based on the identical setting, at the least one among which—Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines—is well-regarded and fondly remembered.
EVE On-line studio CCP Video games acquired White Wolf in 2006 as a part of its huge plan to make a WoD MMO, which sadly fell by way of in 2014; a yr after that, White Wolf went to Paradox, which set hearts aflame by greenlighting Bloodlines 2. Alas, that has come to grief as nicely, at the least quickly, as developer Hardsuit Labs was booted from the venture and the entire thing was “delayed indefinitely” in February.
Christine Boylan, a author on exhibits together with Citadel, Constantine, Cloak and Dagger, and the Punisher, has signed on to the venture, as has Shadow and Bone showrunner and govt producer Eric Heisserer.
“Eric and Christine are among the many most extraordinary creators working at this time,” Hivemind president and co-founder Jason Brown mentioned. “They’re additionally players who’ve performed in WoD because it started. It’s a uncommon alternative when the connection between storyteller and story runs this deep, and that’s the alchemy which has led to lots of our favourite and most culturally resonant franchises.”
To be trustworthy, I really feel a sure hesitancy about this complete factor. I really like Bloodlines, it is top-of-the-line RPGs I’ve ever performed, but it surely’s additionally an exception to the rule established by all the opposite fully unremarkable World of Darkness video games floating round on the market—and remember that Bloodlines itself did not precisely set the world on hearth when it was new. The opposite aspect of that coin is, in fact, The Witcher, and if Netflix can spin an obscure story a few Polish monster hunter into small-screen gold, who’s to say Paradox and The Witcher’s manufacturing firm cannot do the identical with World of Darkness?
Particular titles and launch targets have not been introduced but, however are anticipated to be revealed “within the coming yr.” Hopefully we’ll have some phrase on Bloodlines 2 by then, too.