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Blizzard’s ‘Titan’ MMO undergoes ‘large design and technology changes’

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Blizzard’s “Titan,” the long-in-development massively multiplayer role-playing game that has nothing to do with World of Warcraft, is set to be torn down and rebuilt, a developer spokesperson confirms to GamesBeat. The studio hasn’t ever actually formally announced the game or spoken of release plans, but there’s been talk of “Titan” since as far back as 2010.

The Blizzard comment came in response to a report from “a source familiar with the matter” that the size of the “Titan” team is pared down now to 30, from 100. The move seems to be motivated by an effort at the studio to hit reset on the unfinished game, a fact further reinforced by Blizzard’s official comment. While no release date was ever set for “Titan,” the unnamed source suggests that the game won’t surface now until 2016 at the earliest.

“We’ve always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception,” the Blizzard statement reads. “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. Note that we haven’t announced any dates for the MMO.”