Blizzard cancels Project Titan after 7 years

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Blizzard has announced that Project Titan, the highly anticipated and very mysterious MMO from the makers of World of Warcraft, has been canceled, after seven years in development and at least one change in direction. The hugely ambitious game was scrapped because Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime said to Polygon that it “didn’t come together” and “we didn’t find the fun”.

It was a really tough decision to cancel development, but Blizzard decided to focus on World of Warcraft and the recent success of smaller games such as HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm, instead of allocating a huge amount of resources to a second MMO.

Little was known about Project Titan, a game that was never officially announced, but rumors from 2013 point to an MMO that revolved around historical myths from the Greeks, Romans and other civilizations, and included time-travel. It was also said it wouldn’t be subscription-based and might include product placement, but nothing was confirmed.

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  • Vince

    I hope stuff will leak and we’ll get to see some of this. I mean, it’s pretty standard fare nowadays – you can easily find videos for major cancellations like Molten Games’ Blunderbuss, or World of Darkness, or Project Copernicus, etc.

    But Blizzard and Activision don’t work like other studios, and if there’s ANYTHING they believe they’ll might re-use in the future for other games, this whole thing will be on lockdown if it isn’t already. That would be a shame; there’s certainly some cool stuff to look at, I’m sure.

    Hopefully their next new IP will be really good. Or perhaps they’ll return to Warcraft 4, or Starcraft Ghost or something. Or a new Lost Vikings (I CAN DREAM!)

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    • freemmostation

      Lost Vikings! Now that brings back memories! Had some of my best 16-bit time with that game :) I doubt they’ll bring it back, they’re not a platformer team anymore. Maybe if it was Ubisoft, they would totally bring it back, but Blizzard is all about WoW, Diablo and Starcraft and that’s it (Heroes of the Storm should at least include the vikings xD

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