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Blizzard confirms Project Titan

Blizzard confirms Project Titan

Blizzard has confirmed Project Titan, the studio's next MMO, but hasn't offered further details.

Blizzard's senior VP and co-founder, Frank Pearce, has confirmed that the developer is currently working on a new MMO, called Project Titan.

That Blizzard has been working on a new MMO has been rumoured and let slip a few times over the last few years, but this official confirmation arrives shortly after an alleged leaked roadmap for the company. The documents laid out projected release dates for Blizzard over the next few years, with Project Titan listed as a 2013 release.

'Titan is... the media is not meant to know anything about that.' Pearce told Destructoid.

'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.'

Pearce stopped short of confirming any other details about Project Titan, which is speculated to be a sci-fi MMOFPS and a brand new IP for Blizzard.

Other items on the alleged roadmap include a late 2011 release date for Diablo 3, opening up Battle.net to third parties, two further World of Warcraft expansions and 'WoW mobile'.

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evanjdooner 17th December 2010, 11:11 Quote
I imagine they don't want to talk about it too much in case idiots ditch their WoW account. "OMG BLIZZORD I CA'NT BELEIVE U AR'NT SAPPORTIN WOW UNTIL 1100000000 AD!!! CANCELIN MAH ACCUONTS!!!"

Unfortunately, some people really would react like that.
Fizzban 17th December 2010, 11:23 Quote
I suppose it's about time, although I don't really care. I only have eyes for Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO-wise. Although it's good to hear Diablo 3 may finally arrive end of next year. That's the only game of Blizzards I will buy though.
The Jambo 17th December 2010, 12:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by evanjdooner
I imagine they don't want to talk about it too much in case idiots ditch their WoW account. "OMG BLIZZORD I CA'NT BELEIVE U AR'NT SAPPORTIN WOW UNTIL 1100000000 AD!!! CANCELIN MAH ACCUONTS!!!"

Unfortunately, some people really would react like that.

But they've already cleared up that this isn't replacing WoW, theres another 2 expansions planned for WoW.

But then again, not everyone who plays WoW is logical and calm about these things.
NuTech 17th December 2010, 12:20 Quote
I'm more excited by the roadmap confirming that Battle.net is opening up to third parties in the near future.

As much as I love Steam, the price of the average new release on their store screams they're in desperate need of worthy competition.
evanjdooner 17th December 2010, 12:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by The Jambo

But then again, not everyone who plays WoW is logical and calm about these things.

Well, irrationality is hardly limited to WoW but yeah, some people are hard of thinking.
bogie170 17th December 2010, 12:39 Quote
Not more wizards and goblins crap!
theevilelephant 17th December 2010, 12:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by bogie170
Not more wizards and goblins crap!

Nah don't be silly, this ones about gizards and woblins.
Woodspoon 17th December 2010, 12:42 Quote
So this is going to go directly up against the EvE online universe & Dust 514 ? could prove interesting.
Yemerich 17th December 2010, 12:53 Quote
Shouldn't they being focused in making Diablo III????????

What about rock n roll racing?
Zoon 17th December 2010, 12:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by bogie170
Not more wizards and goblins crap!
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
So this is going to go directly up against the EvE online universe & Dust 514 ? could prove interesting.

Maybe they're gonna do World of Starcraft?
jrs77 17th December 2010, 13:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
So this is going to go directly up against the EvE online universe & Dust 514 ? could prove interesting.

Aslong as Titan isn't going to be a SciFi-themed PvP-focused sandbox MMO with playerdriven politics and FFA territorial warfare it's no competition to EvE Online.

The best bet would be, that Titan is going to be something like World of Starcraft or better said... WoW in SciFi-dressup.
perplekks45 17th December 2010, 13:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
Shouldn't they being focused in making Diablo III????????

What about rock n roll racing?

I don't think it'd be the same team. Diablo is mainly 8(-16) players, whereas PT will be thousands of them.
GravitySmacked 17th December 2010, 14:20 Quote
Interesting news; looking forward to hearing more about it.
sotu1 17th December 2010, 15:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by evanjdooner
I imagine they don't want to talk about it too much in case idiots ditch their WoW account. "OMG BLIZZORD I CA'NT BELEIVE U AR'NT SAPPORTIN WOW UNTIL 1100000000 AD!!! CANCELIN MAH ACCUONTS!!!"

Unfortunately, some people really would react like that.

At Blizzard's development/release rate Titan won't come out until 1100000000 AD anyway! Seriously, it'll be another decade before this sees the light. And my bets are on a Starcraft MMO. I understand Blizz have about 5 dev teams on the go at any one time so can pull and share resources as necessary. I just can't wait for D3.
Woodspoon 17th December 2010, 17:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by jrs77
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
So this is going to go directly up against the EvE online universe & Dust 514 ? could prove interesting.

Aslong as Titan isn't going to be a SciFi-themed PvP-focused sandbox MMO with playerdriven politics and FFA territorial warfare it's no competition to EvE Online

Ha ha ha you sound just like an advert for EvE.

TBH I dont expect it would be much competition and it would have to go a long way to drag me out of my proteus but it could prove interesting.
knuck 17th December 2010, 17:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by evanjdooner
I imagine they don't want to talk about it too much in case idiots ditch their WoW account. "OMG BLIZZORD I CA'NT BELEIVE U AR'NT SAPPORTIN WOW UNTIL 1100000000 AD!!! CANCELIN MAH ACCUONTS!!!"

Unfortunately, some people really would react like that.

For some reason "SAPPORTIN" made me lol :)
Sloth 17th December 2010, 17:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by knuck
For some reason "SAPPORTIN" made me lol :)
SPIES SAPPORTIN MAH SENTRY!
TomH 17th December 2010, 17:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zoon
Maybe they're gonna do World of Starcraft?
I am finding it difficult to imagine Sci-Fi from Blizzard that isn't set in the Starcraft universe even a little bit.
hyperion 17th December 2010, 17:51 Quote
I can't wait to see blizzard's definition of "next-gen".
DarkLord7854 17th December 2010, 19:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zoon
Maybe they're gonna do World of Starcraft?

They said it's a new IP, so World of Starcraft is unlikely.


Looking forward to more details on it though, I'm tired of how a good chunk of MMOs are set in the older days.
ringoiom 17th December 2010, 19:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by theevilelephant
Nah don't be silly, this ones about gizards and woblins.

GIZARDS & WOBLINS..............sign me up!!
Fizzban 17th December 2010, 19:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by ringoiom
GIZARDS & WOBLINS..............sign me up!!

I had to chuckle. ;)
Cerberus90 17th December 2010, 19:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zoon
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Originally Posted by bogie170
Not more wizards and goblins crap!
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
So this is going to go directly up against the EvE online universe & Dust 514 ? could prove interesting.

Maybe they're gonna do World of Starcraft?

Maybe, think about it, they had Warcraft, then made World of Warcraft.
Now starcraft, then World of Starcraft, :D
Dreaming 17th December 2010, 20:17 Quote
Already been leaked it's going to a new IP so most likely not world of starcraft. Something all new!

edit: someone else has said this :P
2bdetermine 17th December 2010, 21:07 Quote
The only worth playing MMO currently available is AoC...
LordPyrinc 18th December 2010, 00:27 Quote
Diablo III and 2011 is all I read. All else was noise.
SMIFFYDUDE 18th December 2010, 00:55 Quote
WoW with better graphics! I bet its WoW with better graphics!
sausages 18th December 2010, 01:23 Quote
I wish they would make a space game, like Eve, but fun.
knuck 18th December 2010, 02:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sloth
SPIES SAPPORTIN MAH SENTRY!

on my face a smile was put !


edit : I lol'ed, actually
StoneyMahoney 18th December 2010, 16:58 Quote
Yay! Something from a AAA studio that's NOT just another installment of a franchise!
yakyb 18th December 2010, 18:07 Quote
it wlll follow the exact same formula of WOW so i will not touch it to be honest
thehippoz 18th December 2010, 18:15 Quote
2013 too far

still waiting for guildwars 2.. hope it comes out before diablo
sausages 18th December 2010, 23:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by StoneyMahoney
Yay! Something from a AAA studio that's NOT just another installment of a franchise!

It could be though. It could be WoW2 or World of Starcraft or whatever. The Titan thing is just like a project name.
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Originally Posted by yakyb
it wlll follow the exact same formula of WOW so i will not touch it to be honest

Well, they no doubt will use similar ideas but I think they will definitely try to totally outdo themselves, and therefore everyone else too. So it could be really good. It will no doubt be super 'casual', but it could still be good. Maybe.
knuck 19th December 2010, 00:33 Quote
It will be casual compared to Eve but still more complete than WoW. They need it casual for the mass market but they also need to appeal to current WoW players, hence the more "complete" gameplay


Of course it's all speculation on my part but I think that's the logical thing to do.
Jasio 19th December 2010, 04:08 Quote
World of Warcraft 2: Orcs in Space
hirezo 20th December 2010, 12:13 Quote
+1 for WOW with better graphics, i dont see how and mmorpg with guns as the main weapon could work, it sounds terrible (no offense guys)..

All i say is that i was one of the unlucky few to buy APB thinking it mightve been good, to be disappointed...it doesnt work. stick with swords, axes, bows and magic, its much nicer :)
Holbroom 21st December 2010, 11:12 Quote
just imagine wow but instead of swords, guns, and taurens wearing space marine suites, flying bird mounts being spaceships.... suddenly it sounds awesome
Sloth 21st December 2010, 18:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by hirezo
+1 for WOW with better graphics, i dont see how and mmorpg with guns as the main weapon could work, it sounds terrible (no offense guys)..

All i say is that i was one of the unlucky few to buy APB thinking it mightve been good, to be disappointed...it doesnt work. stick with swords, axes, bows and magic, its much nicer :)
They're all just textures and models. Take the spells from a fantasy MMO and replace them with guns which have an aiming animation to mimic the cast time. Bam. Then replace regular swords with beam swords.
Phalanx 27th December 2010, 19:00 Quote
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...Project Titan, which is speculated to be a sci-fi MMOFPS and a brand new IP for Blizzard.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/04/12/halo-mmo-had-90-million-budget-canceled-as-microsoft-eyed-cas/
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Unfortunately for the folks at Ensemble working on "Titan" (the codename for the Halo MMO)...

Does anyone else see the links? Sure, it's a new IP for Blizzard, but that doesn't mean it's not from somewhere else :) Sci-fi, check. FPS, check. "Titan"-codename, check.

Too much coincidence imo.
Ph4ZeD 27th December 2010, 20:29 Quote
I'd be interested to know what the budget is for this title, being as WoW, the original, had a budget of $100 million.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 8th January 2011, 00:01 Quote
Titan was the code name for a Halo MMO that was 3 years deep in development before Microsoft pulled the plug to go all Kinect. Many of those developers left for the sunny shores of Blizzard. Now Titan has returned.

As long as I don't see the words Halo MMO made by Blizzard then I'll be OK.
farfel 13th June 2011, 02:55 Quote
Titan will not be based on Halo. It's going to be a new IP. It looks like it will be set in near future earth. Check out http://www.titanwatch.net for the latest information known about Titan.
lyonspride 14th August 2011, 22:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by jrs77


The best bet would be, that Titan is going to be something like World of Starcraft or better said... WoW in SciFi-dressup.

WoW in SciFi-dressup, wouldn't that be a little bit like RF online? just hopefully a lot more play-able than RF :P
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