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Blizzard: Nope, No Titan Reveal This Year

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Blizzard has shot down rumors of its "casual MMO" making an appearance next month at BlizzCon 2011. Hey, at least there will be the Foo Fighters...

Recently M2 Research senior analyst Billy Pidgeon indicated that Blizzard would reveal its much-rumored next-gen MMO, codenamed "Titan," next month at BlizzCon 2011. It seemed like a viable prediction given that Diablo 3 has slipped into a Q1 2012 release window, and EA's Star Wars: The Old Republic is officially arriving on store shelves this December. Even industry insiders have said that the studio is under pressure to reveal something big next month based on those two factors, backing up Pidgeon's prediction.

But on Thursday an unnamed Blizzard representative said that no, its "unannounced MMO" will not be talked about at this year's BlizzCon. Disappointing as that may be, there's still hope for next month's convention: the Foo Fighters finale!

Blizzard said in a press release on Wednesday that the band will headline the closing concert. While tickets to the convention are currently sold out, viewers can watch at home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event (including Foo Fighters' performance) globally over the Internet and also on DIRECTV in the United States.

"We're pretty sure that in the future, music historians will look back at BlizzCon 2011 as the unquestionable pinnacle of Foo Fighters' long and illustrious career," said Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters founder and frontman. "We look forward to living up to that prediction by bringing the Horde and Alliance together to rock the hell out of Anaheim next month."

Ummm, ok. Getting back to Titan, there's now talk that the company won't reveal its "casual MMO" until next year at the least. Given that Blizzard is known for throwing press events prior to BlizzCon conventions, the reveal could be at any time within 2012. Previously a leaked roadmap revealed a projected launch date of Q4 2013 (alongside the release of the 5th World of Warcraft expansion pack), so a 2012 reveal fits right in perfectly.

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    Anonymous , September 30, 2011 2:24 AM
    Titan release? Nope! Chuck Testa.
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    nekromobo , September 30, 2011 2:36 AM
    Bli$$ard is so passé.
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    Anonymous , September 30, 2011 2:48 AM
    nekromoboBli$$ard is so passé.

    WHAA?!?!?!
    You haven't played starcraft then >.>
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    richgoose , September 30, 2011 3:31 AM
    good to see grohl isn't taking it too seriously
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    xerroz , September 30, 2011 4:14 AM
    Foo fights are terrible and so was Nirvana
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    therabiddeer , September 30, 2011 4:22 AM
    Expect to hear about the next expansion for WoW, more D3 (release date possible but doubtful), and the first SC2 expansion Heart of the Swarm. I think next year will be Titan and the year after will be the D3 expansion.
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    Anonymous , September 30, 2011 4:30 AM
    hahahahahahahahah titan is out 2017 dude
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    QEFX , September 30, 2011 4:33 AM
    No new info .... Foo(ey).
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    cobra5000 , September 30, 2011 5:08 AM
    xerrozFoo fights are terrible and so was Nirvana

    Right on the former, wrong on the latter.
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    doorspawn , September 30, 2011 5:12 AM
    They haven't yet found out how to legally and indefinitely prevent you from terminating your monthly subscription yet.
    Once they realize they have to buy this from Congress they'll be all set to launch their next MMO.
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    Anonymous , September 30, 2011 7:57 AM
    When WoW was first announced, it was 3 years before it went on sale. So the soonest we'll see it might be 2014.
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    bloodlover , September 30, 2011 8:02 AM
    Well at least we'll get to see hot chicks dressed as nelfs and undead.
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    cats_Paw , September 30, 2011 8:48 AM
    nekromobo :

    Bli$$ard is so passé.


    WHAA?!?!?!
    You haven't played starcraft then >.>

    I assume you mean Starcraft:Broodwar, and that was a long time ago.
    Starcraft 2 is something totally diffrent (ant is is $$$).
    Even to change your acc you have to pay, since you cant make diffrent accs.
    Only reason i bought sc2 was becouse of sc1. Not making the same mistake with diablo3 thou.
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    pixelpojken , September 30, 2011 10:26 AM
    Blizzard ought to change its mission statement to "maybe releasing relevant info next year" since it's what they're excelling at :) 
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    zak_mckraken , September 30, 2011 1:53 PM
    I'd go there just for the Foo Fighters show! Love those dudes.
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    cknobman , September 30, 2011 2:12 PM
    Im actually getting pretty fed up with Blizzard and their lack of timely execution, intentional information withholding, consistent delays, etc... etc...

    It was fun 5-10 years ago when I was younger but its just grown to be annoying.

    All these people that soak it up and raid Blizzcon like rabid animals just make it worse every year. Lets all spend boatloads of cash every year to get into an event for a company that makes 3 games and releases something every decade (other than maybe expansions for WOW).

    Dont get me wrong I cant wait for Diablo 3, I am just saying this is all growing just a little bit long in the tooth for me.
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    bildo123 , September 30, 2011 2:43 PM
    xerrozFoo fights are terrible and so was Nirvana


    I agree about Nirvana; FooFighters are just boring for the most part. Couple good songs here and there. I really don't see why Blizzard is making it out to be a big deal; you'd think they resurrected Hendrix to do some gnarly solo that would melt your face for an hour.
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    AerieC , September 30, 2011 5:09 PM
    bildo123I agree about Nirvana; FooFighters are just boring for the most part. Couple good songs here and there. I really don't see why Blizzard is making it out to be a big deal; you'd think they resurrected Hendrix to do some gnarly solo that would melt your face for an hour.


    I suppose you'd rather have Lady Gaga or Justin Beiber?
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    bildo123 , October 1, 2011 3:20 PM
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    I suppose you'd rather have Lady Gaga or Justin Beiber?


    Interesting, I haven't heard such a shallow and baseless statement in a long time. Good job. To follow up let me give you small bit of my preferences: Deftones, Weezer, God is an Astronaut, Mogwai, Raisinhill, Signal Hill, Album Leaf, Andy Mckee, Killers, White Stripes, and various other but similar bands. Also Stefani Germanotta does have talent; just a shame that the stench of big business hones it in the wrong direction. Oh well, money talks I suppose.