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Paradox Interactive acquires White Wolf from Eve Online developer CCP Games

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Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive acquired White Wolf Publishing, the home of Vampire: The Masquerade, World of Darkness and Werewolf: The Apocalypse, from CCP Games as part of an all-cash deal, the companies announced today.

White Wolf Publishing is now a subsidiary of Paradox Interactive, which acquired all of White Wolf's brands. The game maker will "pursue development opportunities across relevant categories of games under the White Wolf Publishing name," according to a release.

"The White Wolf IPs are well suited for all kinds of media and we see great potential to expand them in the future," Tobias Sjögren, CEO of White Wolf Publishing, said in statement.

"Like Paradox's games, White Wolf's properties have dedicated, passionate communities," said Fredrik Wester, CEO and president of Paradox Interactive, in a release. "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. We have great respect for White Wolf's gaming worlds and see big opportunities for their expansion in the future under our new subsidiary."

White Wolf and CCP Games merged in 2006. The companies were working on a massively multiplayer online game based on World of Darkness, but that project was officially canceled last year after nine years in development.