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Blizzard: Titan "our next gen MMO"
Posted: 17.12.2010 11:44 by Simon Priest Comments: 18
World of Warcraft's Blizzard has confirmed that 'Titan' is the studio's "next gen MMO" and that's only because they want to "leverage" it as a recruiting tool.

A leaked document supposedly reveals Titan is due in late 2013, however Blizzard would only confirm that 'Titan' is their next MMO project. Diablo III is next.

Sorry Titan but you've got to wait your turn as the world is aching for Diablo III first. "Titan is... the media is not meant to know anything about that," confirmed Blizzard.

"It's our next gen MMO and we've only started talking about it in a limited fashion because we want to leverage the fact that we're working on something like that for the purpose of recruiting getting some of the best talent in the industry on that."

Titan is likely just the project name for the next-gen MMO from the studio, we simply won't know until well into 2012 probably. Blizzard is adamant this isn't to 'replace WoW'. "It's not a sequel to World of Warcraft - we want to do something a bit different," they said earlier this year. Blizzard ran a prototype of their new MMO in World of Warcraft's engine.

Are you awaiting the arrival of Diablo III and 'Titan'? This new MMO is rumoured to be all sci-fi so 'Titan' may refer to a moon or planet, and not the mythical kind.
Source: Eurogamer
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Comments

By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Dec 17, 2010
Arrecoolast
I'm more excited about Diablo 3 tbh, THEY NEED TO FINISH IT ALREADY! XD
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Dec 17, 2010
djole381
Yeah, we've been waiting for it for too long.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 19, 2010
herodotus
"Diablo III" yes. "Titan"? Sounds like a brand of condom for He-Man of the Universe:)
How these guys do love their projecty names, purposely chosen to throw observers off the scent of the real nature of the matgerial.
I remember when they were filming "Raiders of the Lost Ark", all the film crtew wore baseball caps with "Blue Harvest" emblazoned on the front (the 'project' name for the film).
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Dec 17, 2010
Eversor
Wonder what their new game will be like? "Titan" if it is "all sci-fi" then it should be interesing. When it finnally is announced that is. That will be years from now. Might have to check the Diablo series while I wait.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Dec 17, 2010
VHugoSama
If it is from Blizzard it can only be good, have to wait and see...
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Dec 17, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Hm, Titan would be a great MMO if they place it in the Starcraft Universe. I hope they do exactly that :D And add a few new races as well :P
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 19, 2010
herodotus
There's been talk flying around about a "Starcraft" MMO for ages now. They ave "Starcraft Ghost" to base PVP interraction (read 'killing') on.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 18, 2010
herodotus
Played "Runescape" for about a year, so I'll look out for this thanks, expert.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Dec 18, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Will check that one too, thanks!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 19, 2010
herodotus
"Worlds of Starcraft". Make it for me now Blizzard!
Thankyou.
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Dec 19, 2010
Arrecoolast
Nah that wouldn't be too fun. :P Hopefully it's something new unrelated to their current games. :P
By Jake_SI (SI Elite) on Dec 20, 2010
Jake_SI
Meh, The Old Republic will be the only MMO for me, for a long long time. ;)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 20, 2010
herodotus
Jake, you surfaced. Only to unleash your powers of the force. I trust EA and BioWare can deliver, but I won't be holding my breath.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Dec 21, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Worlds of Starcraft, yeahh that's what we want :) I want to slay some ZERG :)
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Dec 22, 2010
BoneArc
Bosnian , thats what i want too ... FTW :D
By Joxi (SI Newbie) on Dec 22, 2010
Joxi
Whatever blizz makes..we all know it's gonna be great :P
By thols (I just got here) on Jun 04, 2011
thols
It looks like Titan will be very different from WOW, at least that's what Blizzard is saying. I bet they announce it at Blizzcon this year.

There's a nice collection of Titan info at www.titanwatch.net for anyone who's interested.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Jun 04, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Hey thols, thanks a lot for that link! :)