Project Titan aka World of Warcraft’s successor rumored to be delayed
Blizzard has allegedly pulled out the majority of people working on Project Titan, its anointed next-generation online rpg, as it overhauls the game’s design.
Project Titan, which is seen by many as Blizzard’s bet to duplicate the World of Warcraft juggernaut, has supposedly lost 70% of its staff. With these key personnel temporarily re-assigned to other titles for the meantime, the same insider source estimates that Project Titan will be delayed until 2016.
Blizzard has responded to the rumors by saying that the making an mmorpg always comes with twists and turns, and that Project Titan is no exception. It also said there have been no set dates for release.
“We've come to a point where we need to make some large design and technology changes to the game. We’re using this opportunity to shift some of our resources to assist with other projects while the core team adapts our technology and tools to accommodate these new changes,” Blizzard said to ZAM.
Does World of Warcraft’s ongoing subscriber hemorrhage have anything to do with this rumored delay and redesign? It is hard not to connect the dots. Blizzard is likely going back to the drawing boards to ensure Project Titan shakes off the design legacies it might have inherited from World of Warcraft that no longer resonates strongly with mmo players.