Developer of EVE Online, CCP, is to merge with table top role-playing specialist White Wolf, with the new company intent on creating new IP for the MMO market.
"White Wolf possesses the RPG industry's leading offline gaming talent and some of the most recognisable role-playing properties in the world," commented Hilmar Petursson, CEO of CCP.
White Wolf's president Mike Tinney added: "Together, we will create the industry's most innovative games leveraging both online and offline systems."
CCP is bringing a range of White Wolf's role-playing properties online, while the table-top publisher will develop card games, RPG systems, novels and more based on the EVE Online universe.
White Wolf has already enjoyed some success in the videogame market, with a previous partnerships with Activision leading to the release of a PC title based on the Vampire: The Masquerade RPG.