Fans of Blizzard Entertainment have long been awaiting the companies latest Massively Multiplayer game, code-named Project Titan. The studio behind the massive successes Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo and the record breaking World of Warcraft have been very tight-lipped about the “next-generation” MMORPG for years. Today the company has finally given an update on the project, which has been in development for the past 7 years, in the form of a cancellation.
After close to a decade of development, Blizzard has cited “creative issues”, stating that the team felt that the game wasn’t going to be up to par with their long line of popular and successful projects. The move is rumored to have cost the company upwards of $50 million and has to leave fans wondering what comes next from the studio. While the latest expansion to World of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor is due out by the end of the year, many have been asking when a new MMO title could come along and replace WoW entirely.
This cancellation is nothing new from Blizzard, many will remember the long development cycle of Starcraft: Ghost, a Metal Gear Solid-inspired third person stealth game based in the Starcraft universe which was in the works for a release on Playstation 2, Xbox and Nintendo Gamecube, only to have the project shelved out of nowhere following numerous delays.
With Draenor due out this year and last years hit Diablo 3 just being released on current generation home consoles, there’s no lack of great entertainment while we wait for news on what Blizzard is developing next, though I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if there is some mention of a new title at the next Blizzcon event, the wildly popular fan convention that is to be held November 7 and 8, 2014.