Forget the FPS rumors, Titan = MMORPG
In a chart presented to investors (and everyone else listening in) during the Q1 2012 Results Conference Call, Titan was described as an upcoming "new MMORPG". This is the first official mention that we know of in which Titan's genre is defined so precisely.
Here's another MMORPG mention (last row)
Of course, the other option is that they threw the MMORPG tag into the presentation from habit, without thinking too much at it, but I trust that it's not what happened.
Were the FPS rumors completely false? Hard to tell yet. I think they might have had some truth to them, in the sense that even as an RPG, Titan might be extremely action oriented, ditching the old system of tab-targeting and focusing more on shooter-like aiming. It would certainly be the natural way to go with a brand new, next-gen MMORPG.
Well, here's the answer: Blizzard and Valve have settled their DOTA dispute. From now on, Valve basically holds the rights on DOTA and Blizzard's new MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game will be called Blizzard All-Stars. A more fitting name, considering its design.
The new name wasn't mentioned in the Conference Call probably because they hadn't made the announcement yet, so they just decided to go with the more ambiguous "new free to play game" tag. Mistery solved.
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