Titan, the “next-gen” MMO in development at Blizzard for more than seven years, has officially been cancelled, the company revealed.
In an interview with Polygon, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime explained that the game just wasn’t developing as the team had envisioned.
“We talked about how we put it through a reevaluation period, and actually, what we reevaluated is whether that’s the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no,” Morhaime said.
Morhaime and Blizzard senior vice president of story and franchise development Chris Metzen also stated that while the company will continue supporting World of Warcraft, another MMO seems very unlikely for the studio.
“I wouldn’t say no to ever doing an MMO again. But I can say that right now, that’s not where we want to be spending our time,” Morhaime told Polygon.
Blizzard has released several games and expansion packs since Titan started development. Starcraft II and Diablo III both received critical acclaim upon release — as well as a Diablo III console port — and Hearthstone has become a free-to-play smash hit. Of course, even with lower subscription numbers, World of Warcraft is still kicking: since 2007, it has already seen four expansion packs, with a fifth arriving this November.