Blizzard removes mention of next-gen MMO from careers page

Irvine, California, developer not actively hiring for long-in-development World of Warcraft follow-up.

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Blizzard Entertainment has removed all mention of the company's next-generation massively multiplayer online game, Titan, from its careers page.

The Irvine, California-based company is hiring for Starcraft II, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and Blizzard All-Stars, but no longer has open requisitions for its next-generation massively multiplayer online game.

A Blizzard Entertainment representative was not immediately available to comment.

Earlier this month, Blizzard Entertainment cofounder Mike Morhaime said Titan may not be subscription-based, or even an MMO, when it's released.

"We're in the process of selecting a new direction for the project and re-envisioning what we want the game to be," Morhaime said during an Activision Blizzard earnings call on August 1. "While we can't talk about the details yet, it is unlikely to be a subscription-based MMORPG."

At the end of May, Blizzard confirmed "large design and technology changes" for Titan. No official release date for the game has been announced so far.

Morhaime also confirmed at the time that several developers on Titan have been shifted to the World of Warcraft and Diablo development teams, though specific numbers were not disclosed.

Blizzard Entertainment's current MMO game, World of Warcraft, is the biggest subscription-based MMO game on the market. It launched in 2004 and had 7.7 million subscribers as of June 30.

Discussion

47 comments
dkeppens
dkeppens

So, in other words, chances are pretty big it's gonna turn out to be a full priced game with lots of those yummy microtransactions. You know we all love that !

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

I found enough bugs in MoP and enough uncreative quest hubs in MoP that I think their best folks should be back on WoW anyway...

Inlex
Inlex

they can FINALLY start working on Warcraft IV now! GOGOGO, FASTER FASTER FASTER!

robert83a2
robert83a2

A god damn third person shooter game.....StarCraft Ghost....

Why the fuck don't they finish that god damn adventure game they once started and almost finished....Warcraft Adventures...I would give me left leg for it

s0ldier69
s0ldier69

They got beat to the punch by Bungie with Destiny.  Although we will never know for sure, I believe Destiny is basically exactly what Blizz had cooking with Titan but Bungie did it better and faster.   Blizz saw no reason to put out an inferior product 2-3 years after Destiny so they canned it.  Maybe next time dont be so f'n slow blizz....

surrealme
surrealme

This is the problem with taking a decade to make a game. By the time you're half way through development it's already going to be outdated. Blizzard is going to be hating life when WoW finally dies. It's already hemorrhaging users and they can't milk it much longer. What will they do without that massive revenue stream and nothing to replace it?

Daian
Daian

So much for that.

Kushiaji
Kushiaji

Blizzard was going to come out with a "revolutionary MMOFPS," then Respawn came out with Titanfall and Bungie came out with Destiny and everyone at Blizz was just like "Welp, nevermind."

fzd88
fzd88

This project has be cancelled. Everyone in the business already knows; for more than a month now. :) 

Bowser05
Bowser05

I'm ok with them taking their time on this. This is going to be something big and they need to tread extremely carefully. As long as they keep releasing Diablo, WoW and SC2 content in the meantime (along with the new All-Stars and Hearthstone)...we should be fine. Here's hoping for the best (not another Ghost please!).

vbritez20
vbritez20

They going to wait till everquest next its launched then they gonna copy  that and polish it a little more, they didn't do anything new in more than 10 years, just copied or ruined their franchises, I really like them before but taking 5 year to produce an unfinished game (looking at you Diablo) or a split one (looking at you Starcraft) its nonsense 

aovannor
aovannor

They didn't hint it won't be an MMO.. man, media freaks twist everything they can. He said it's unlikely to be a 'subscription-based MMORPG".. he did not say "subscription-based OR an MMORPG".

To me that says they are planning free-to-play or buy-to-play.. not that it isn't an MMO anymore.

HaloinventedFPS
HaloinventedFPS

Titan being canned for now is good, Blizzard is only one company, the fact they had 6 teams (D3, SC2, WoW, All Stars, Heartstone & Titan) was just too much

even 5 teams is too much, Blizzard are clearly at their best when the whole company can just focus on one game

vadagar1
vadagar1

MUAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

I told u I wil destroy you blizzard.... 


so it begins.....

u better save those millions though... your gonna need them .....

* James bond villain music* MUAHAHHAAHAHHA    AHHAAHAHAHHAHAHHHHHAHAH

Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion

Earlier this month, Blizzard Entertainment cofounder Mike Morhaime said Titan may not be subscription-based, or even an MMO, or even a game, when it releases.  It may be a fruit smoothie that makes you feel full for ten minutes and then sprint to the bathroom.

enartloc
enartloc

No reason to work on the new MMO,while so many other ones are so close to realease,WildStar,ESO,FFXIV,Black Desert Online,EQ Next,they will be released in the next 1 to 16 months,Blizzard will just wait and see what worked for them and build on that

bksonic123
bksonic123

Isn't it possible that they just found people already, so removed the listing?

megakick
megakick

OH KNOWZ!!!

Don't care....

northArrow
northArrow

Titan cancelled

It's the new StarCraft: Ghost

Alx1231
Alx1231

@s0ldier69 Why? Blizz has never made a first person shooter. Why would you think that?

Inlex
Inlex

@surrealme retire and have 500 generations of their offspring live lavish lives? say "FU world"and laugh at everyone who still has to work for their cash...?

s0ldier69
s0ldier69

@surrealme exactly.  You take 10 years to make a game you risk someone doing it faster and in this case, better.

ivanmallia
ivanmallia

@vbritez20 why would they want to copy something which is inferior. Taking ideas yes, but not copying.

ivanmallia
ivanmallia

@aovannor maybe they said some other things. I wouldn't be surprised if they go the shared environment route.

ghost590
ghost590

@bksonic123Earlier this month, Blizzard Entertainment cofounder Mike Morhaime said Titan may not be subscription-based, or even an MMO, when it releases

_el_Greco_
_el_Greco_

@Inlex @surrealme If they could retire and have 500 generations of offspring live lavishly, I honestly can't comprehend why they haven't done so already.

vbritez20
vbritez20

yeah "Taking ideas" right, you can have faith you just have to wait another 10 years to see their work

Poison-tooth
Poison-tooth

@feared4power @ghost590 No its not. Titan will get a new direction if the game is made at all. WoW make wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much cash for Blizz to launch another MMO.

enartloc
enartloc

@s0ldier69 @enartloc those are old news indeed,it was later confirmed that titan was not an fps,but a normal mmorpg,someone got their hands on internal activision documents,just google,"titan confirmed to be an mmorpg",you should see the documents

ivanmallia
ivanmallia

@vbritez20 you don't build a most successful MMO over the weekend mate. WoW owes it's success to lots of hard work and patience.