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Blizzard: Titan MMO will "eclipse" World of Warcraft

If there's any studio that can overtake Blizzard's World of Warcraft it's, well, Blizzard. This is according to the company's own COO Paul Sams who this week declared its forthcoming MMO, codenamed Titan, will be the game that finally knocks WoW off its online throne.

"I believe [it's] the most ambitious thing we've ever attempted," insisted Sams in an interview with Gamasutra, later adding, “The thing that we hope will happen is that it will not stop World of Warcraft but we believe will eclipse it."

Sams clarified that Blizzard had no intentions of leaving WoW behind, only that the studio was secure enough in its sustainability to start transferring some of the mega-popular MMO's top talent over to Titan.

"We've spent a lot of time over the last number of years transitioning those people off [of World of Warcraft], and having great people below them that were trained up by them to run World of Warcraft. Those people have been doing it for the last couple of years without the assistance of those people that created it," he explained.

Turning back to Titan, Sams revealed the yet-to-be-officially-named project was already in playable form, and early indications have Blizzard excited for its future prospects, noting, “It is a total ball to play. We think that the reach of that product is greater than anything that we've done before. We're very excited about that. I believe that it's the type of game that will have a very long life, much like World of Warcraft has."

Titan is rumored to arrive in 2013.

[Source: Gamasutra

Mar 9, 2011

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8 comments

  • farfel - June 4, 2011 12:19 a.m.

    They keep saying it will be totally different from WOW. I think that makes sense since they would not want to compete directly with their own game. There's a good collection of info on Titan at www.titanwatch.net
  • space_cakes - March 10, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    ....whatever, but could they just sit down and finish Diablo 3 first? It's been a decade.
  • Scoob - March 10, 2011 2:49 a.m.

    I can't wait to hop into such a vast world only to sit in a capital city and open up menus that take me where I need to go only to play with people who don't play for fun.
  • g4m3rk1dd - March 10, 2011 2:42 a.m.

    goddamnit Blizzard i just kicked the stuff...ugh...
  • tiben36 - March 10, 2011 1:53 a.m.

    inb4 Titan is only a new class that will be in WoW 2 (codenamed titan, lol) lololololol
  • dcbernman - March 10, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    I'm totally curious as to what this could be. This could be the first new Blizzard universe since Starcraft! Although for the sake of my continued survival, I hope it doesn't strain my wallet like WoW did.
  • BlankBrush - March 9, 2011 11:33 p.m.

    Eclipse WoW, you say? Now you have my full attention,Blizzard.
  • AGENTJORRRG - March 9, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    I can't help but think it'll be a more user-friendly version of WoW in a different setting.

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