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Blizzard's Titan Heads in a "New Direction"

Blizzard Entertainment isn't sure what it's doing with Titan, but a subscription MMO isn't in the cards anymore.

News by Mike Williams, .

Back in May, Blizzard Entertainment confirmed that its next MMORPG, code-named Project Titan, had gone back to the drawing board. The title has been mentioned in whispers and short comments since 2007, but nothing concrete has been seen yet. During today's conference call for Activision investor, Blizzard head Mike Morhaime said it's "unlikely" that Titan will be a subscription-based MMORPG.

"We're in the process of selecting a new direction for the project and re-envisioning what we want the game to be. While we can't talk about the details yet, it is unlikely to be a subscription-based MMORPG," said Morhaime. "I also want to reiterate that there has not been an official announced or projected release date."

Blizzard has cut Titan's 100-person team down to a core group of 30 employees. That core group is now responsible for deciding what Titan will become.

It's becoming important for Blizzard to make another MMO hit as its crowning achievement, World of Warcraft, is down to 7.7 million subscribers. That's still amazing for a nine-year old game, but investors are probably getting antsy since the drop from the series' peak of 12 million subscribers.

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  • Avatar for Terpiscorei #1 Terpiscorei 4 years ago
    Cancelling Titan has to have been a painful call, but I'd guess that another subscription MMO launched in the near future would do little more than cannibalize WoW. Will a free to play game make sense in three years, when Titan might finally be ready to launch?
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