Blizzard has cancelled its next-generation non-Warcraft related MMO, Titan.
The project had been in development for seven years although details surrounding the project were limited. Blizzard confirmed its existence and described it as ambitious, that it did not have anything to do with the studio’s Warcraft intellectual property and that it had a sci-fi setting.
Titan was apparently dragged back to the drawing board last year to be re-evaluated but Blizzard has decided the project was not coming together properly.
’We didn’t find the fun,’[i] said Blizzard co-founder and chief executive Mike Morhaime talking to Polygon. [i]’What we re-evaulated is whether that’s the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no.’
The initial motivation behind launching the Titan project appears to have been the enormous success of the World of Warcraft. As a result of Warcraft becoming so huge, the company felt as if it had to create a second MMO in order to keep the company moving, but Morhaime added that Blizzard did not want to become tied to a single genre.
Blizzard is currently working on its MOBA Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft fans are expecting a Starcraft 2 announcement concerning Legacy of the Void, the third and Protoss-focussed part in the real time strategy series.
Although World of Warcraft has seen declining subscription numbers, the MMO is also still going strong with approximately 6.8 million active monthly subscriptions fuelling the title. The game’s fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor, is set to launch in November when the game hits its 10 year anniversary.