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Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG

By - Source: Destructoid | B 39 comments

The media isn't supposed to know about Titan darn it! Sheesh!

Earlier this month, a document revealing Blizzard's product slate was leaked, revealing quite a number of things the company would rather keep under wraps. Since its release, Blizzard China general manager Ye WeiLun was reportedly fired over the leak while Blizzard HQ "reshuffled" the Chinese staff.

According to the product slate, Diablo 3 is expected to arrive in Q4 2011 (yes!) and will be followed by its first expansion in Q2 2013 and a second expansion in Q4 2014. On the StarCraft 2 front, the first expansion will be released alongside StarCraft 2 Phoenix in Q4 2011. The second expansion pack for StarCraft 2 is expected to launch in Q1 2013.

As for World of Warcraft, the product slate lists expansion four with a Q2 2012 release date followed by a fifth expansion in Q4 2013. The World of Warcraft movie is slated to hit theaters in Q4 2012, and there's also a listing for World of Warcraft TCG with a Q3 2012 date.

But now we come to the meat of the story: Blizzard's mystery MMOG. Called Titan, the product slate has its release listed for Q4 2013. In an interview with Destructoid, Blizzard's Frank Pearce owned up to the listing by admitting that Titan was indeed the much-speculated "next-generation" MMOG.

"The media is not supposed to know anything about that," Pearce said with a sudden "busted" look on his face. "We've only started talking about it in a limited fashion because we want to leverage the fact that we're working on something like that for the purpose of recruiting, getting some of the best talent in the industry on that project."

And there you go. We're betting Blizzard wants us to inform readers that schedules are subject to change, so all listed titles may or may not meet their scheduled dates, depending on how development progresses.

Nevertheless, could Titan be something along the lines of World of StarCraft? Sorry, but that would simply be pure awesomeness, and you know it.

Frank Pearce visits Titan

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    proxy711 , December 17, 2010 6:23 PM
    We've known about it for a while now tho. First they had a job listing about a new MMO team member years ago. Then there was a leaked chart with expected release dates for like the next 5 years.

    Oh and btw its a MMOFPS.
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    r_pad , December 17, 2010 6:24 PM
    OMG 2011 Q4 for diablo 3!!!

    I guess that's not bad, i was expecting 2012.
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    robertking82881 , December 17, 2010 6:28 PM
    this is the media: resistance is futile
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    robertking82881 , December 17, 2010 6:30 PM
    i hope thats not a rummer your trying make proxy711 . lol i hate fps cause aim cheats
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    restatement3dofted , December 17, 2010 6:35 PM
    r_padOMG 2011 Q4 for diablo 3!!!I guess that's not bad, i was expecting 2012.


    Yeah, since Blizzard is so great with their scheduled release dates. If we see D3 in its final, released form before 2013, it will be a Festivus miracle.
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    zengrath , December 17, 2010 6:41 PM
    omg blizard doing an MMOFPS??? YES! i hope it requires true skill and not crappy autoaim like tabula rasa did.
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    Pyroflea , December 17, 2010 7:12 PM
    I think an MMOFPS would probably be awful. I don't know how that would even work.
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    jgiron , December 17, 2010 7:15 PM
    what would be awesome is a StarCraft FPS!!
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    foody , December 17, 2010 7:31 PM
    PyrofleaI think an MMOFPS would probably be awful. I don't know how that would even work.

    You're forgetting that Blizzard is behind it. Given their reputation, it will probably be a lot of fun and incredibly addicting.
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    mtyermom , December 17, 2010 7:42 PM
    World of StarCraft MMOFPS would be sooooo win.
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    cpburns , December 17, 2010 8:01 PM
    Why must the new MMO be StarCraft related? Why not give Blizzard creative liberty to come up with something new?
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    terror112 , December 17, 2010 8:04 PM
    I know FPS rpg's work, so all they need to do is apply it to an MMO game model effectively, and this game would be fantastic, where the best players in the game are not the best because of time they play, but by how good at the game they are.
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    Blessedman , December 17, 2010 8:10 PM
    if it were a MMOFPS aimbots could not only be permanently banned, but possibly prosecuted. I love FPS's but botters make them no fun because you can't tell genuine talent from hacks. a MMOFPS would rock that world! I would even love a MMORTS!!!
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    segio526 , December 17, 2010 8:14 PM
    cpburnsWhy must the new MMO be StarCraft related? Why not give Blizzard creative liberty to come up with something new?

    I think I remember reading that the new MMOG would be an original IP
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    Anonymous , December 17, 2010 8:22 PM
    i want wc4!
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    Camikazi , December 17, 2010 8:49 PM
    rotsaei want wc4!

    WC4 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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    borisof007 , December 17, 2010 9:32 PM
    Proxy711Oh and btw its a MMOFPS.

    I call bull, show proof
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    saikyan , December 17, 2010 9:37 PM
    >On the StarCraft 2 front, the first expansion will be released alongside StarCraft 2 Phoenix in Q4 2011

    What is StarCraft 2 Phoenix?
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    notrace , December 17, 2010 10:00 PM
    Are you fucking kidding me, a Starcraft MMO would completely ruin the genre (aka Where the hell is WC4). Stop being retarded and don't ruin of one of the only good RTS's on the market scrubs.
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    Travis Beane , December 17, 2010 11:04 PM
    jgironwhat would be awesome is a StarCraft FPS!!

    They already made one.
    They never released it because even they admitted it sucked.
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