Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines fan remake Project Vaulderie has been shut down by Eve Online developer CCP Games.
According to the group behind Project Vaulderie, the studio – which currently holds the rights to the action RPG franchise – has issued a Cease & Desist letter regarding any further development of the remake.
Project Vaulderie represents a group of developers who have been remaking the original release in Unity as a non-commercial effort, following the closing of the game's original developer Troika Games nearly a decade ago.
Vaulderie's team previously aimed to discuss with Activision – the company they were led to believe owned the rights to the game. CCP's letter informed them otherwise:
"While Activision retains certain rights to the game it created, CCP continues to own all other rights associated with Vampire: The Masquerade,” the letter stated.
The team is actively investigating alternatives for the remake to come to fruition, but it's off the table for the time being.
"We are avidly seeking a resolute course to continue working on a future game," the team behind the project said. 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."