Blizzard announced that their much anticipated MMORPG project “Titan”,was officially shelved after seven years of development. Though blizzard never officially Announced Titan, it’s speculation, rumors of revamps and far and between news releases left most gamers in doubt that the game would be released. In an interview with Polygon, Blizzard CEO MIke Morhaime expressed that the company is still interested in developing a MMO, but no future plans exist for Titan at the current moment. Morhaime said “It’s always really, really hard to make those kind of decisions. It was hard when we canceled Warcraft Adventures. It was hard when we canceled StarCraft Ghost. But it has always resulted in better-quality work.”
Morhamie also told Polygon that “they could not find the fun” in Titan, and “We didn’t find the passion. We talked about how we put it through a reevaluation period, and actually, what we reevaluated is whether that’s the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no.” Blizzard ultimately decided to scrap the project even after a rumored re-start by developers early last year. This leads to the next question for Blizzard: What is the future of World of Warcraft?
Most would assume that more expansions will be on the way in the coming years for WOW, but will we see a major overhaul? WOW, with its several millions subscribers, is in need of a major gameplay revamp, as popular MOBA’s like League of Legends and DOTA 2 have been overpowering WOW in popularity in recent years.
Blizzard and Activision have proven over the past two decades that their projects will take as much time as they want, while the finished product never seems to disappoint.