If you were holding onto hopes that Titan
would be the next great thing from Blizzard, it's time to douse yourself with a cold bucket of reality. Polygon is reporting
has officially canceled the Titan
project, saying that it ultimately wasn't fun.
"We had created World of Warcraft
, and we felt really confident that we knew how to make MMOs, so we set out to make the most ambitious thing that you could possibly imagine," CEO Mike Morhaime
commented. "And it didn't come together. We didn't find the fun. We didn't find the passion. We talked about how we put it through a reevaluation period, and actually, what we reevaluated is whether that's the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no."
Senior Vice President Chris Metzen
said that the decision was necessary as the studio goes forward: "We were losing perspective and getting lost in the weeds a little. We had to allow ourselves to take that step back and reassess why the hell we were doing that thing in the first place."
The studio didn't put out details on what Titan
was going to be, except that it had "some cool hooks." Blizzard also said that it isn't going to be working on another MMO at this time, but won't rule out the possibility of a follow-up to World of Warcraft
in the future. If you want to tease yourself with "what if," you can read Massively's summation of the Titan project