Blizzard cancels its next-gen MMO Titan after seven years

By Polar_Bear
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Sep 24th, 2014
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Polygon talked with two of the heads of Blizzard about their decision to cancel Titan, their next MMO game, after it had been in development for 7 years.
Note: Obviously we don’t usually cover Blizzard, but we figured such an announcement would still be pertinent to a large amount of our readers.

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From the post:

Blizzard has officially canceled development on its mysterious next-generation massively multiplayer game Titan. The company confirmed the news to Polygon in a recent interview.

This revelation comes after at least seven years in development and word last year that the developer was going back to the drawing board to reevaluate the project.

Speaking to Polygon, Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime reiterated that the company has technically never officially announced Titan, though it hasn’t been shy to talk about the game over the past seven years. “We had created World of Warcraft, and we felt really confident that we knew how to make MMOs,” Morhaime said. “So we set out to make the most ambitious thing that you could possibly imagine. And it didn’t come together.

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  • Soulfinger

    Sad that I won’t be able to play this game that is a tabletop game and not a video game. Don’t forget to mention that the Diablo 3 Patch 2.1.1 is now available.

    • The company dropped a game that had been in development for 7 years. It’s a bit bigger than “new Diablo patch.”

      So we figured that the readers might be interested in it and the implications of something like this for a company. Hence the post.

      • odinsgrandson

        Hey, it’s definitely bad news for folks looking forward to the tie in CCG.

        • Soulfinger

          You need to revise your FAQ then, because this “site focuses on tabletop gaming only.” There are plenty of other sites for keeping up on video games. Blizzard has canned numerous titles (this is just another Starcraft: Ghost or Warcraft Adventures). There’s no real implications for the company except them doing business as usual. I’d want to know if Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 3 went into production, but this isn’t the forum to discuss it either, as the general interest pieces destroy the site’s worth.

          • thetang22

            I’m not usually the type to complain about a topic straying from the point of the forum/site, but I have to agree with Soulfinger here…this has absolutely nothing to do with tabletop gaming.

  • CaffeineBoy

    Actually, this is not unrelevant to my interests… I obviously come here for tabletop gaming news (imagine!), but as someone who has burned [a shameful number of hours] at the alter of WoW, I was glad to receive this info-nugget. Blizzard’s decision, in fact, gives me a theoretical refund, more time from an unspecified future time-bucket, to spend on the tabletop!