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  • Blizzard Cancels Titan MMO After Seven Years in Development

    After seven long years and multiple setbacks, Blizzard has finally just pulled the plug on the next MMO they were working on. It was simply called Titan and not much was really known about the game. Blizzard's CEO, Mike Morhaime, said that the project is now dead despite the company having never officially announced it.

    "We had created World of Warcraft, and we felt really confident that we knew how to make MMOs. So we set out to make the most ambitious thing that you could possibly imagine. And it didn't come together.

    "We didn't find the fun. We didn't find the passion. We talked about how we put it through a reevaluation period, and actually, what we reevaluated is whether that's the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no."

    Chris Metzen, Blizzard's Senior VP of Story and Franchise Development, said that the decision to cancel the project was excruciating.

    "We were trying to do the right thing and build the right, smart product, and keep it all moving," Metzen said. "The opportunity to get that perspective and dust off a little bit, scraped knees and all, stand back up and reevaluate as a team, as leaders, as a culture it was a big blessing."

    Metzen spoke of a "sense of inertia and obligation and identity that we hold in ourselves and the community may also hold toward us" that pushed Blizzard to focus development resources on a second MMO. "Is this really who we are?" he asked. "Is this really what we want? Is this really what we want to burn our passion and our work lives, our careers on, for years on end?"

    As for the potential for future MMO titles, Morhaime said that he "wouldn't say no to ever doing an MMO again." He continues on to say, "right now, that's not where we want to be spending our time."

    (via Polygon)
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