Blizzard cancels its subsequent-gen on-line recreation regardless of seven years of labor
Have you ever been anticipating Titan, Blizzard’s first on-line position-enjoying recreation since World of Warcraft? Sadly, you are going to should pin your hopes on another title. The studio tells Polygon that it has cancelled Titan regardless of pouring seven years of effort into the venture, which was by no means formally introduced. As Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime explains, Blizzard simply “did not discover the enjoyable” throughout a reevaluation — the sport was extraordinarily formidable, nevertheless it “did not come collectively” as a cohesive work that you simply’d need to play. The builders have been additionally nervous about defining themselves as a web-based RPG firm. They need to construct “nice video games each time,” even when meaning switching genres.
In a way, it isn’t shocking that Blizzard would give Titan the axe. The corporate has a historical past of slicing video games that it does not assume will fly, even once they’re comparatively near completion — see StarCraft Ghost and WarCraft Adventures for examples. There is no point out of the place the cancelled recreation’s workforce will focus its consideration, nevertheless it’s protected to say that their future work will not bear a lot resemblance to WoW or different massively multiplayer experiences.