Full list of statements and rumors about TITAN;
Credible or not. It’s just a list for you to have a quick overview of all the statements about TITAN.
Every Statement will start with a bullet at the beginning, this makes it somewhat easier.
I know it's a lot, but there you have it. Feel free to add new rumors or facts. Have fun!
Updates: see bottom line
- Rumor by Springerfield
" You play Titan as a big storyline and you`ll be able to recreate the human history. All things you do have deep impacts on your character whereever you use magic or just be a brutal warrior with brute force. In the endgame there will be a huge event with apocalyptic aftermath, from this point on the story splits up: depending on which desicion you have made in the game, the world will change for you. It could be a futuristic scene (StarCraft), a really deep deep evil scenery (Diablo) or it will resurrect the old gods and natures beauty (WoW). At the end of the day you are playing a mindblowing fucking epic prequel from one of three big Blizzard brands! "
Titan is an FPS/MMO.
Think Team Fortress + tradeskills (from wow) in cities.
Multiple classes 5-6 w/ different attributes, you go on missions in different areas, back to cities to do other mmo things.
The talk used to be that all servers would be connected and you could travel to any area, I don't know if that's still the case.
FPS gameplay with MMO elements, housing, tradeskills, auction house, etc.
It was earth the last time I saw it. Couple hundred years in the future.
I remember some names but not all the details of the classes. Those have probably changed significantly.
- Cameron Dayton:
„Shifting tectonic plates, raising Atlantis, and reviving Teotihuacan. Damn I love my job.“
- Cameron Dayton:
„Imagining, creating, and writing the universe for Blizzard's new MMO (working title: Titan) from the ground up -- the history, philosophy, heroes, and villains. In addition to the core construction of the game's story, I wrote flavor pieces for the main characters and important events to lend depth and immersion for our team. Much of my time involved meeting with the art and animation team to ensure their work wove into the narrative.“
- "Anonymous" on TitanFocus:
„Titan is a code word derived from large mechanical-esk things in the game. The setting and mechanical-like 'Titans' were described to be as something akin to what you can find in the movie Wild Wild West (as in not mecha and not humanoid per say).“
- "Anonymous" on TitanFocus:
„It was strongly hinted that the game will have a MUCH MUCH heavier social aspect than any of their previous games, the social aspect being such an integral part of the game that they don't believe it will make it a major contender with WoW.“
- Rumor - Titan with robots:
„Somebody on an Escapist thread claims that he was an employee at Blizzard and had had the opportunity to play the alpha-version of Titan during his tenure there. He says that the game is pretty much Team Fotress 2 with robots, and the gameplay would be objective-based.“
- Rumor (by Lupin)- Titan F2P:
„I just heard some info from someone who seems trustworthy and I wanted to share the few details I was given. His more "crazy-out-there" theory (again, all pieced together from hints dropped by his own sources and what he knows about them) is the MMO Project "Titan," which he believes might have a Free-to-Play model (downloadable from the Wii U eShop-equivalent) with microtransaction support and possibly NFC items at retail.“
- Blizzard COO Sams - Project Titan:
„I think we have a very bright future. I believe Titan is the most ambitious thing we've ever attempted. And I feel like we have set our company up to succeed on that.
We have some of our most talented and most experienced developers on that team. Many of the people that built World of Warcraft are full time on that other team. We think that Titan is going to be very impactful in our industry and, we hope, very impactful to the world.
We think that the reach of that product is greater than anything that we've done before. We're very excited about that. I believe that it's the type of game that will have a very long life, much like World of Warcraft has. So, hopefully in 10, 15 and 20 years, that [new MMO] will still be growing strong and will have set a new mark in the industry for that type of product.“
- Rumor - Titan set in the future with two modes:
„The game is set in the future. Aliens have invaded Earth to claim resources humanity never knew existed, including something connected to the secret of life. The game has two modes, 'office' and 'field', with players having a different avatar in each.
The 'office' is more social-interaction-focused whilst the 'field' is the more familiar MMORPG paradigm with exploration of ruins, quests etc. There are three factions: 'hippies', the authoritarian power-seekers and a bunch of cyborgs. There is also magic involved as well as technology.“
- Panigg, ex Blizzard GM - about Titan:
„Titan isn‘t not WoW... it's not gonna be anything new either. Just as any other blizzard game, it's gonna be a lot of proven concepts refined to the best of the genre mixed with reliable ways to sell to the masses and added with some tiny bits of hardcore to appeal to even the darkest of souls.... also sims players.
How does it look? Well at the time they showed it to us it looked pretty awesome. The world, the artwork was huge and awesome and the game characters had so much charisma it was almost unbelievable. I guess they will reveal something about it in 2015. This is the last info I have on the game. Don't hold this against me tho!“
- German Article on FragSharlet. Titan = improved Second Life:
„The fact is that we have received the insider information that Titan will be a realistic real MMO with in-game advertising from real companies. What do you think now? SECOND LIFE ... NEW YORK 2.0 CITIES ... big houses, rooms, real billboards (advertising spaces)
Who could play Second Life, will be especially pleased, because the game could indeed boast with lots of users, however, in my opinion it was technical a pure disaster. Content in Second Life, however, had a very interesting and unique concept. The game was
released in 2003 – it should be kinda like a second life (parallel world), in which the avatars of real people could interact with other users: play, trade or otherwise communicate. People and companies were offering virtual goods or services."
- Jeffrey Kaplan:
JK:I am shocked we haven't seen more sci-fi, near-future, post-apocalyptic, historical MMOs; there's all these completely different fantasy settings beyond the traditional high fantasy ones.
MTV: So is Blizzard's new MMO going to be sci-fi, near-future, post-apocalyptic or historical?
JK: All of those combined!
- "alphaNoid" - about project Titan:
"I can't go into too much detail, but a guy on my team lives with a code monkey who's working on Project Titan at Blizzard.Blizzard has been on record saying that Titan would be a new IP. Its not, its a spin off of an existing franchise ... and they're playing into that to allude to a new IP.
Its going to be what Blizzard fans want. All I'm going to say is Titan isn't technically a new IP, it is.. but it isn't. Its a spinoff of an existing Blizzard IP. Titan is the next Blizzard MMO, but its not Warcraft. FYI Titan just left the framework stage not long ago. Level designers and artists just got their hands involved recently. You probably won't see anything Titan related until closer to 2014.
Also, what I'm getting at in a stealth manner is that the team working on Titan at Blizzard, the successor, the next MMORPG after WoW is now working on writing framework for the next Xbox in addition to PC. The only other thing I was told was that the SDK for the next Xbox is the best SDK they have ever worked with.
Project Titan is locked tight at Blizzard, my friend lives with a guy working in there. This is Blizzards next MMO, which has been stated
1000 times to be a complete new IP and it is not WoW2. The core framework is all thats done, the engine. The programmers were tasked at building an engine for a game that did not yet exist and still does not exist. No art, no modeling, no nothing has started on
Project Titan yet.
It’s a franchise that I think is going to excite people very, very much. Which one? Which would would people want more than any other? I hope you can wait, its not going to be coming out until closer to 2015, and I'm not joking. Just talked to one of the lead programmers for the Titan framework and thats all it is right now, a bunch of software engineers designing the framework. Project Titan started out with no details given to the programming team other than software requirements for the framework. As far as
I know no art has even been conceptualized for the game yet, its that locked up.
The blizzard campus is on lock down on a day to day basis, but the guys working on Titan is something like a team of 13 sr software engineers locked away in a unmarked, key card locked room at the end of a hall far from anyone else. Nobody at Blizz knows Hamsters rock, Squirrels suck! aboutTitan accept for a design team consisting of like 5 senior execs. The software engineers have no clue what the game is about ... outside of the fact that it IS a spin off of an existing franchise and NOT a brand new IP like previous stated. My sources are hinting at some kind of World of Diablo-like ... spin off. I have been told straight faced it is not a brand new IP and can be lead to be believed as one since its a spin off.
25/01/2012: Um Titan just left the framework stage a few months back. Artists are just getting involved and the game is like 2-3 years
before it will be shown, closer to 4 before it releases. Titan is not entirely a brand new IP and is also coming on XBOX.
My insider at Blizzard who is working on the Titan framework has had access to a near final "next Xbox" dev kit since November. "
- Quote "Candleshoes": „Titan... or should I say, Atlas. „
Click here to view another interesting site regarding "Atlas Billing EU"
- Rumor - Titan with ancient civilisations:
„Titan is set in a trans-world in which ancient historical civilizations compete for world supremacy. Players will be able to choose different ancient civilizations, however post 17th century civilizations will be likely not playable. There will be no class mechanic, but
rather players will be able to choose and develop roles in their communities. Alliances will be player controlled, and players could be hosted on massive realm rather than broken into smaller servers. There will be PvP, but it will not be instanced, for the game will not be heavily instanced like WoW was. The game will focus primarily on player operated economies and civil matters, and will not be PVE game involving monsters. Obviously this could be controversial in some senses, many people are fanatical about real world heritages. The prevailing idea is to allow the playerbase to control the outcomes of their world, and allow different interests to be pursued, unlike the typical raid/arena model of WoW. Please don't post this on other message boards. (think Civilization/Age of Empires but MMO style in way)“
- Rob Pardo:
„We are making games for the blizzard audience. Titan is different enough from all of our other games and we will get a lot of new fans too I think. It’s such a huge project. It’s all brand new technology. We think people are gonna be really excited about it… not really expect what they see coming from this this time. I think in the past we’ve announced our games a little bit too early, and what we want to do now is how long can we hold out before we announce it.“
Rob Pardo Interview (Oct 2012): "Over 100 working now on Project Titan."
"We have nothing to advertise for the new MMO because it's a shell of a game thus far. We've already stated it'll be a brand new franchise, which means the lore, art, and game play are being developed entirely from scratch. It's an overwhelming process, but a process through which we excel. Our track record supports this."
"It'll be a brand new franchise, which means the lore, art, and game play are being developed entirely from scratch."
- Rumor from "TheConstantRedditor":
„This will probably sound like the biggest pile of Hamsters rock, Squirrels suck! ever, but what the hell. A few months back I worked with an ex-Blizzard employee on a daily basis. He claims to have seen footage of Titan, and claims that Blizzard is taking this project in a different direction than previous releases (which they've mentioned.)
From what he mentioned, the game is going to be a pseudo-SIM/MMO, and Blizzard aims attract both SIM and MMO players. Supposedly, the game revolves around two universes: a SIM universe, and an MMO universe. In the SIM universe, you simulate the life of yourself, or rather, your alter-ego. When you enter the MMO universe, you become your true self: a super hero. I can't vouch for the credibility of this information, and maybe the person was lying, but I guess I wont know until release.
There was a bit more, but I think this will do. If it is worth anything, he had a copy of Diablo 3 that we played at work pre-beta. Honestly, I doubt I would play it, but it's a good idea. I can see a game like that attracting a lot of gamers, if it were to exist.“
- Rumors (by Grygoire):
§ Blizzard has 5 teams working on the character aspect, ie: Advanced rigging, eye movement, facial animation, modeling and
§ Voice-chat lip-synching is a planned feature.
§ There will be hairstyles and pets in Titan.
§ Dance routines will, for certain, be something out of this world.
§ Content updates will be like World of Warcraft, and not like Diablo 3.
§ We will get the same unlock-to-announce stuff as Diablo 3 did. First it was in September then July
§ The game will be available in multiple languages and a global launch is planned. (This is of course something we should expect, so nothing new here.)
§ Not a spin-off as we would see it like we do in tv-series
§ It's fully online, no sandbox, no new input devices
§ Third party content is a possibility
§ It will be a game my mother and sister would like to play (kinda dont know what my mom would be playing, though)
§ It will cannibalize WoW to some extend
§ It will be more condense and future compatible for consoles. PC is the only thing they are working on.
§ Has a statying power of 8 (on a scale from 1-10 very 10 is the best)
§ PvP is not only combat related: ie: Politics, Economics, relationships and dating
Papaz asking Grygoire:
1. About the release schedule his tweet was (this is the tweet I remember the best since it gave the most
teasers (13), trailers (+beta 14) and then peed trousers (1/2 of 15)
2. About the kind of game Titan could possible be described as
What would Earthbound look like if it was made today?
3. About how big Titan is (I don't remember the quote so this is entirely my wording)
Destiny has a bigger scope than Titan.
4. 1. Lazers or swords&shields? 2. 1-10 where 1 is Eve Online and 10 Disneyland themepark?. 3. Cool or cute? 4. Aim or tab?
„There will be stages and content releases over time. So, let's assume "in the end" then it will be both, 8, both, both sorta.“
Papaz asked him how he knew that, if he was just estimating, and he said that there have been devs transferred from Bungies Destiny to Titan.
Link: https://twitter.com/grygoire (only for confirmed followers)
- Hint - City generating software thanks to euph, check out the link below to read the full article:
Info 1 - Blizzard acquires city generating software in 2009
What is it? Basically, Blizzard bought a license to use CityEngine, an application used to generate cities based on variables controlled by the user.
Info 2 - The mysterious page of Kotaku.
What is it? Basically, Kotaku posted a timeline of the Titan updates in September 2012 (article last updated 25th Oct 2012) and because they've ported their blog site to Tumblr or something posts before October aren't able to be seen. Luckily, you can still catch some info in the google caches of the pages! Initially I thought Blizz had asked them to take it down, until I realised about the tumblr thing.
Info 3 - The mysterious link to titan video on Blizzards' website
What is it? Basically, it's a webpage that showed up on google for a video on the Blizzard website. The actual page shows no video nor video title.
One big thing I did notice though, is that when you change the link in the top (I'm talking about the actual page) to something else i.e. http://eu.blizzard.c...OYS:features it still comes up as the same layout and in the source code the directory tree is merely edited:(/blizzard/movies/games/titanLOLBOYS/blizzard2011/titanLOLBOYS-blizzard2011-en_us.flv). This would seem to disprove my theory about a video. But the interesting thing is that the link for the titan one came up on Google and I attempted typing in again random terms site restricted to Blizzard but nothing similar came up.
- Hint from Vladimir Stukov:
If you think Titan will be a historical MMO or have time travel, you can rule out the WW2 era. This is from Kenny Carvalho, character art manager for Titan:
„My recommendation is to do this yourself at this stage in your career. You should take the act of looking for a job as a full time job. Do your own research on different companies. What are you looking for? Is it location? A company that makes games you like? A studio that is stable? All of the above? Also, make sure you have artwork that is relevant for the company that you apply to.
Don't send a WW2 tank model to Blizzard Entertainment for example. Try and match the style and content that the company is working on. This is almost like taking a test for the company without getting an official art test. This will also show the hiring manager(s) that you are really interested in the company.“
- Blizzard Job Posting:
"Franchise Development ProducerNEXT-GEN MMO
Work with major consumer brands to facilitate product placement and licensing within the world of Blizzard Entertainment's next-gen
MMO that enhances the gameplay experience.“
- Interview with Frank Pearce (2010):
VG247: One interesting news announcement you made recently was about Facebook integration with Battle.net – what is the thinking behind that?
Frank Pearce: Well, it’s less of an integration and more of a convenience feature, wherein if you want to import your Facebook friends list to create your Battle.net friends list then you have that option. It’s really just a convenience feature.
(TitanFocus, thanks to Euph)
- Rumor: Blizzard’s Project Titan = MMOFPS ?
Splash Damage contacted GameSpy to let us know a grand total of one developer from the Brink team is now working at Blizzard. I'm terrible with numbers, but I don't think that qualifies as a "large portion of the development staff." So it looks like this one is much more rumor than truth.
Given Splash Damage's track record (Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, among other FPS shooters), it's safe to say Blizzard would hire devs from the studio specifically for their shooter expertise.
- Mike Morhaime talks about Titan: (2008)
Morhaime: "We're trying to create a different massively multiplayer experience." „So let’s just say it’s going to be different and it’s not going to be a sequel to World of Warcraft. It will be different.“
„We’re not trying to replace World of Warcraft with this new MMO. We’re trying to create a different massively multiplayer experience, and hopefully World of Warcraft will still be going strong when that one is released.“
- Hint: Titan is already playable (2011)
Sams: "We're very confident in that product. It's an awesome one, we're playing it already."
- Hint: Q1 2012 conference call results points towards Titan being a MMORPG
Strong pipeline for 2012 and beyond: A new free to play game and a new MMORPG
Link: http://titanfocus.in...9-titan-mmorpg/ (Image on TitanFocus)
- Hint: Titan - open to third party devs
Titan refers to two things It’s an new IP MMO AND a development platform (or building framework).
The big deal is not the new MMO (I’ll come to it after), the big deal is the TITAN platform and Blizzard is willing to bet his future on it.
Link - read more over here: https://plus.google....sts/TGoKPSeBLJC
In this new MMO, each player would have two "lives": the first one is a sort of Sims Online, a giant hub of social interaction and the possibility of connecting with his second life. One which will consist of first person combat.
Link: http://titanfocus.in...lues-so-far-r26 (Titan Focus)
Update (1): Added Rumor
Update (2): Added Link to Atlas Billing EU
Update (3): Added TitanWiki links
Update (4): Added Blizzard Statement
Update (5): Added Blizzard Statement (there are also single-player missions)
Update (6): Added Greg Street Hints - no flying mounts
Update (7): Added Rob Pardos statement.
Update (8): Added Spiteful_Vengeance's comments
Update (9): Added Springerfield's rumor
Edited by MuhAlter, 06 April 2013 - 05:39 PM.