While talk of Diablo 3 for PS3 and StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm has dominated Blizzard-centric conversations as of late, it’s hard to overlook the appropriately code-named looming giant: Titan. Blizzard’s long gestating project is poised to change the landscape of gaming once again, as World of Warcraft did over a decade ago.
However, while we’ve heard rumors about Titan for some time now, nothing substantial has arisen…until now. Now, it appears Blizzard is finally ready to unveil Titan, or at least talk about the game, and we have a few leaked details to get gamers excited.
The scoop comes courtesy of the folks at Titan Focus, who claim a reliable source provided them with this information. Titan Focus trusts their source, and believes that the details presented in their post are accurate, even considering the leak’s close proximity to April Fools.
First and foremost, Titan will be an MMORPG — no surprise there. It will have an art style in the same vein as previous Blizzard projects (WoW, Diablo, StarCraft), and will feature a fiction that is based off Earth’s history.
There will be heavy use of Greek, Roman, and Viking (Norse) mythology in the fiction, and time travel will allegedly play a part in the story telling. To help craft a story fit for such an expansive universe, Blizzard has enlisted the help of noted writers such as Robert Knaack.
Gameplay-wise, Titan will feature the traditional 3rd person camera, although there will be some first person sequences. Blizzard is apparently developing the game with eSports in mind. They would like Titan to support its own segment of eSports, but we have no idea how that will work.
Other tidbits we learned:
- Titan will be developed for PC, but Blizzard is not ruling out a PS4 or Xbox 720 version.
- Auction houses will be back, but there’s no word whether there will be a “real money” version.
- The game will use TAB targeting in combat.
- There will be clan housing.
- Blizzard has tossed around multiple names, but nothing has stuck yet.
Finally, gamers should expect a trailer at this year’s BlizzCon. It will only be a teaser, though, as Blizzard does not want to show off any gameplay until they have set a date for beta testing.
Overall, the MMO sounds intriguing, with some elements of World of Warcraft making a return. But there is the hope Blizzard will still focus on creating something new. The MMO space is in drastic need of reinvention, and if anyone is capable of delivering such a change it’s Blizzard.
What would you like to see from Titan? How do these rumored details sound?
Source: Titan Focus