Blizzard cancels Project Titan

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For years now Blizzard has been talking about a new, blockbuster MMO known only as Project Titan. The game has never been formally shown, and just last year it was delayed until 2016 at the earliest. That delay has been, let’s say, extended.

Project Titan is no more. The developers of the genre defining MMO, World of Warcraft, announced that the project has formally been trashed and will never see the light of day. No one ever really got a look at Titan, so it’s a complete mystery as to what Blizzard was actually tinkering with.

I do, however, respect the reasoning behind the delay. After so many years under development, Blizzard just couldn’t make Titan feel fun. This sounds odd coming from a studio that often nails this aspect in most of its games, but at least they could understand that none of their changes were helping the core fault with the project.

In addition to that, Blizzard has changed. The studio no longer relies on massive, blockbuster launches to stay afloat. Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm have enabled Blizzard to focus on smaller projects and launch games more regularly. The studio’s mantra has changed since World of Warcraft, and it’s another reason why the long-standing Titan was just not working out during this phase of transformation.

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Still, I would love to see what Titan was all about. Blizzard hasn’t revealed a new world for players to discover in the long time, and seeing a new title join the ranks of StarCraft, WarCraft and Diablo would have been extremely interesting.

Last Updated: September 24, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Matewis Jubilai

    Good, now start working on Warcraft 4!

    • Gustav Minnie

      No!
      Starcraft Ghost.

      • Matewis Jubilai

        No! The Lost Vikings 3 😀

        • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

          Blackthorne 3D.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        ^This!

  • Sir GIF Sexy

    Microsoft foretold this with Titanfall… But we did not listen… We were fools… WE WERE FOOLS!

    • Admiral Chief 0

      XD

  • James Blacksmith

    Blizzard sucks since releasing Starcrat II. That is a failure. Now Rob Pardo has left, it simply won’t get any better.

    • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

      Since Diablo 3 console edition and following that with Reaper of Souls for PC, I cannot agree with you man.

      • James Blacksmith

        Diablo III succeeded on the back of Diablo II. It was considered a disappointment almost ubiquitously.

        Reaper of Souls sold 2.7 million copies in its first week on sale, Diablo III sold 6.3 million in the same timeframe. That to me is a BIG drop in support.

        SC2 HotS was also indicative of what users thought of SC2 Wol. Blizz didn’t even bother releasing final sales figures and then sued hackers for making maphacks and “ruining the game”… maphacks have been around for 15 years.

        Blizz lost the plot. They had dota taken from right under their noses, then tries to catch up with a new version years later?

        Neah, Blizz use to be ‘instant buy’, no matter what the title. Now, they’re a betamax.

        • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

          I do agree with you there, dude. I no longer pre-order Blizzard titles anymore. Their storytelling is awful and downright predictable. They refuse to get actual writers to pen their storylines, and it’s really starting to show.

          I was bitterly disappointed with Diablo 3 at launch although I’m loving the current state that it is in. But, yeah, they’re nowhere near the powerhouse that they were a decade ago.

  • Sk3tz0

    I believe that Blizzard will be our Savior and Return to us a new RTS

  • DrKiller

    I still want to play StarCraft Ghost 🙁

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