As a Blizzard fan-boy, I can vouch that the studio never hurriedly completes a project. And if you know a little history of the studio as well then you must know that titles such as Diablo III and StarCraft II took well over 10 years before finally hitting the stores.
It is merely because of this dedication and hard work that the studio is sometimes referred to as a Perfectionist. Blizzard is the only studio – IMO – that can trash many years of endless work if the result is not upto their expectations. And my heart breaks a little to announce that yet to be announced title by Blizzard known as Project Titan has undergone a similar situation.
GamesBeat recently revealed that majority of the team that was working on the Project Titan is now working on some other projects, i.e. Diablo III and StarCraft II expansion packs while the Project Titan has been restarted.
Although Blizzard did not give any clue as to why the Project Titan has been restarted, they did give this official statement:
“We’ve always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception. 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.”
It’s already a bad time for Blizzard and this announcement doesn’t help. The huge drop of subscribers over the past two years for World of Warcraft clearly indicate that players want something new and fresh.
Although GamesBeat predicts a release date of 2016 for this project. We can’t help to think that it’s going to take much more time than merely three years.
Isn’t this post a lot of bad news for the Blizzard fans? Don’t worry! The studio has lined up a pretty exciting list of upcoming content like StarCraft: Legacy of the Void and an unknown Diablo III expansion along with the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 launch and lastly Blizzard: All Stars.
There can be possibility that the same crew is now working for these titles and expansions that previously was working on Project Titan. Are you disappointed by Blizzard trashing the Project Titan or you want them to take their time and deliver a great game? Do let us know in the comment section below!