Blizzard Confirms Titan MMOG

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.

  • proxy711
    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.
  • r_pad
    OMG 2011 Q4 for diablo 3!!!

    I guess that's not bad, i was expecting 2012.
  • robertking82881
    this is the media: resistance is futile
  • robertking82881
    i hope thats not a rummer your trying make proxy711 . lol i hate fps cause aim cheats
  • restatement3dofted
    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.
  • zengrath
    omg blizard doing an MMOFPS??? YES! i hope it requires true skill and not crappy autoaim like tabula rasa did.
  • Pyroflea
    I think an MMOFPS would probably be awful. I don't know how that would even work.
  • jgiron
    what would be awesome is a StarCraft FPS!!
  • foody
    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.
  • mtyermom
    World of StarCraft MMOFPS would be sooooo win.