Just a quickie, but bad news.
This morning, CCP announced they are halting development of the World of Darkness MMO. This follows the announcement at the beginning of the year that 15 people from that staff had lost their jobs and CCP was "reevaluating" the project and deciding what to do with it. It looks like they've decided.
The net result of this is that 56 more CCP employees have now lost their jobs. CCP itself will be 100% focused on EVE Online, DUST 514, and Valkryie development, or as the press release puts it, this "will mark the first time since 2006 that the entirety of CCP will be working on a single universe." My sympathies go out to those CCP employees and their families affected by this unfortunate situation and I hope that you find employment elsewhere very soon.
The press release states that the realities of the WoD MMO "were falling regretfully short" of their aspirations. That aspiration list was becoming long, interesting, and challenging. In particular, the devs were hoping to combine the strength of an EVE-style sandbox to an ever-growing theme park of developed content, something that no game has managed to successfully combine yet.
In the meantime, some of the WoD developers "have been offered roles on other projects inside the company." We'll have to see what this means in the coming days. We'll also have to see what the future has in store for CCP's Atlanta office; a few of the company's management team have been based there...