Blizzard Entertainment, developer of the world's most popular MMORPG World of Warcraft,
has cancelled their upcoming project, entitled Titan.
The next-gen MMO has been in development over at Blizzard, who are based out of Irvine, California, for seven years. Whilst no official announcement material for Titan
exists, the developer has openly talked about the project being in development since 2007. The game wasn't expected to launch until at least 2016, and was definitely not a sequel to World of Warcraft
, Blizzard have stated.
Co-founder and Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime spoke with Polygon
about why the next-gen title was cancelled, and gave the following reasoning.
We didn't find the passion. We talked about how we put it through a re-evaluation period, and actually, what we re-evaluated is whether that's the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no.
However, it's not as if Blizzard have a lack of content on their end. They currently still uphold World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3
, which are some of the biggest titles on the market right now. If you're looking for another MMO from the developer, you might still be in luck, as Morhaime hasn't ruled it out completely.
I wouldn't say no to ever doing an MMO again, but I can say that right now, that's not where we want to be spending our time.
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