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Blizzard's Titan May Be 3rd-Person MMORPG

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Project Titan may be a third-person MMORPG with eSports in mind.

A website dedicated to Blizzard's upcoming MMO, codenamed "Titan," has supposedly waited to ride out April Fools' Day and verify a batch of leaked info before throwing the details online. The source is someone with "firsthand info" who has supplied names, photos, and detailed info backing up his/her claim to all things Titan. Take it all with a grain of salt though, as it could be mere garbage to lure traffic.

According to the source, Titan will be based on Earth's history with heavy use of Greek, Roman and Viking myths, but it will incorporate a high amount of fiction. There will also be a lot of time travel and a wide range of weapons spanning magic to guns and more. A number of high-profile writers have been called in to write the game's story, including Richard A. Knaak.

In the gameplay department, it's an MMORPG using a completely new engine and a third-person perspective. Its focus will be the PC platform with eSports in mind, but may eventually wander over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Infinity much like Diablo 3 is arriving on Sony's consoles long after the PC version blew the socks off sales charts.

The source said the MMORPG will also feature clan housing, an Auction House, and "Blizzard-style" graphics. Around 150 developers are currently hammering out the game, including former Diablo 3 lead Jay Wilson. New Community Managers are also being brought in, and a number of testers will be needed in the near future.

As for when we'll see Titan, the source said that Blizzard plans to showcase a teaser during BlizzCon 2013, and go into alpha testing in 1Q14. Also at the show Blizzard will supposedly reveal the expansion pack for Diablo 3, one for World of Warcraft, and maybe the third StarCraft 2 installment. Sounds like Blizzard may be making up for not having a BlizzCon 2012.

The source also noted that Titan will incorporate several Warcraft elements into its world. These are mostly Easter Eggs, but may also include actually porting entire characters into the new MMORPG. Time travel suggests that perhaps Blizzard may bridge its Warcraft and StarCraft universes together – now that would be interesting.

Again, take all this with a grain of salt, although there's a lot more here than your average "he said she said" rumor. The Titan name itself is likely just a codename for the upcoming game, as the source has indicated that several names have been used over the course of development, and there seems to be no set title as of yet.

Could it be another "Craft" like "TimeCraft" or something similar? We may find out this November.

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    spartanmk2 , April 4, 2013 9:46 AM
    Jay Wilson is working on this..............
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    senkasaw , April 4, 2013 9:41 AM
    Meh...haven't been caring as much for Blizzard lately. Just isn't the same anymore.
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    slomo4sho , April 4, 2013 10:18 AM
    This game is wilsoned!
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    borisof007 , April 4, 2013 9:25 AM
    Wow (bad pun booooo), that looks pretty awesome!
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    FunSurfer , April 4, 2013 9:27 AM
    Will I need a Titan to play Titan?
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    senkasaw , April 4, 2013 9:41 AM
    Meh...haven't been caring as much for Blizzard lately. Just isn't the same anymore.
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    Netherscourge , April 4, 2013 9:45 AM
    I was hoping they were making a 1st person MMORPG, but a Starcraft/Warcraft fusion would be pretty awesome.

    So long as they don't recycle they cruddy bland and boring WoW engine for it. They SERIOUSLY need to upgrade not just the graphics, but the engine features itself.
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    spartanmk2 , April 4, 2013 9:46 AM
    Jay Wilson is working on this..............
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    officeguy , April 4, 2013 9:50 AM
    Nothing to get excited about. "Titan" is a year away just for the beta. Diablo exp, im am guessing a year away and StarCraft 2 exp is probably around a year and a half or more. Even when it comes out I wont be excited. I will wait for the reviews.
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    childofthekorn , April 4, 2013 9:53 AM
    Although I'm not attempting to speak for everyone. It is IMHO that this may be another EQ clone. With E-Sports in mind in an MMORPG is a good idea but depending on how they actually deliver on the combat, or whatever form of engagement, will it be doable.
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    slomo4sho , April 4, 2013 10:18 AM
    This game is wilsoned!
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    Miharu , April 4, 2013 10:25 AM
    If they ask me someday why I didn't buy Titans, I'll be proud to tell 'Jay Wilson'. (even if he's the waterboy of the team)
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    heero yuy , April 4, 2013 10:32 AM
    blizzard style graphics?
    you mean completely out dated because they cannot be bothered to get around to using/building a new engine that can deliver better graphics without needing as much computing power?

    everything I have played recently of blizzards (diablo 3 wow mists of pandaria) looks and plays like arse on the highest settings compared to other more visually impressive and intense games (for your information I have a 7970 clocked to ghz edition speeds (its not a ghz edition) 8gb of corsair vengeance (1600 MHz) and an i5 2500k overclocked to 4.8 ghz - wow and diablo 3 should not play like arse on that sort of system)
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    basketcase87 , April 4, 2013 10:34 AM
    BigMack70Meh... MMOS do not interest me at all. I don't understand who has time to play them.Looks like the only thing I have left to like from Blizzard is the Starcraft franchise.

    You don't need tons of time to play an MMO unless you're hell-bent on being one of the "hardcore" players. If all you're looking for is a fun game to play, there's no reason you can't play at your own pace and level over the course of many months. Of course in a subscription game, you may feel you aren't getting your money's worth out of the sub fee, but there are plenty of non-sub options out there.
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    edogawa , April 4, 2013 10:39 AM
    I've never personally liked MMO's except two. I've tried every mmo, and they just can't keep me. Guild Wars 2 was the last straw, it wasn't what I expected, and a big let down after all the hype.

    I liked Runescape when I was a kid, and World of Warcraft when I was older(teens to early 20's). The fact that I spent so much time in WoW when I don't like MMO's at all says something about the game. I really miss WoW still though, very nostalgic memories.

    What I hope is project "Titan" is another good MMO from blizzard, like what WoW used to be, that carries some of the elements over such as: art style, almost fully open world, big cities, etc.

    Blizzard has really ruined WoW too, it's just not as good as it used to be, in my opinion at least, I stand leery for their new MMO.
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    balister , April 4, 2013 10:51 AM
    Quote:
    A number of high-profile writers have been called in to the game's story, including Richard A. Knaak.


    So what you're telling all of us is the story is going to be absolute crap between Knaak and Metzen.
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    NuclearShadow , April 4, 2013 10:53 AM
    If Blizzard plans on having this P2P I think they may run into the issue of competing against themselves with Titan coming out as the loser of their products. I know there have been rumors of it being F2P but we will see.
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    upgrade_1977 , April 4, 2013 10:55 AM
    I'm interested..:D 
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    gm0n3y , April 4, 2013 10:58 AM
    So it will be like every other mainstream MMORPG ever. Good job Blizzard. It's WoW 2, but with guns added.
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    janetonly42 , April 4, 2013 11:05 AM
    No thank you Acti-Blizzard. "like Diablo 3 is arriving on Sony's consoles long after the PC version blew the socks off sales charts" This tells me there are allot of tools and fools out there with more money to throw away than common sense.
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    gsxrme , April 4, 2013 11:10 AM
    Everyone already knows Destiny from Bungie, which is owned by Activision Blizzard is the new Project Titan. Blizzard has just been throwing the "Nope, Nada, No way" stick at us for to long.

    TITAN = Destiny

    I'm very excited
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    griptwister , April 4, 2013 12:01 PM
    gsxrmeEveryone already knows Destiny from Bungie, which is owned by Activision Blizzard is the new Project Titan. Blizzard has just been throwing the "Nope, Nada, No way" stick at us for to long. TITAN = DestinyI'm very excited


    Never heard of Destiny :/ 
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    of the way , April 4, 2013 12:09 PM
    gsxrmeEveryone already knows Destiny from Bungie, which is owned by Activision Blizzard is the new Project Titan. Blizzard has just been throwing the "Nope, Nada, No way" stick at us for to long. TITAN = DestinyI'm very excited


    The game that you can currently preorder for PS3?
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