From Blizzard's New MMO Wiki
|Development||2007 - active|
|Est. Release||Late 2013 to 2014|
|Genre||MMO (MMOFPS rumored)|
|Setting||Sci-Fi (hints & rumors)|
This article refers to Blizzard's Next Gen MMO. The game, of course, is being developed by Blizzard Entertainment and as usual with Blizzard's projects there is high secrecy until they have a good product to present to the world. Nevertheless several Blizzard officials have mentioned in interviews its existence and what's their main target and general philosophy behind the game.
A supposed leak of Blizzard's products timeline mentioned a project called Titan which later was confirmed to be their Next-Gen MMO. The same document indicated that the project Titan is planned to be launched on Q4 of 2013. Remember, the launch dates are NOT verified and the slide could be very well fake.
Everything begun around April 2007 when some job ads showed up on Blizzard's careers site seeking developers for a Next-Gen MMO.
Not a WoW Expansion
No, it is an unannounced Next-Gen MMO.
And that doesn't mean an expansion for World of Warcraft either.
Brand new IP
Blizzard's poster Zarhym confirmed that the Next-Gen MMO will be based on a brand new Intellectual Property (IP), so no Diablo or Starcraft MMO. For some time it was rumored that it would be a Call of Duty MMO since Blizzard merged with Activision, but since Zarhym official said it would be a brand new franchise, new art and new lore, CoD MMO is off the case.
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.
Ensemble & Halo MMO
After the leak of Titan, it was found that the same name was used for Ensemble's cancelled Halo MMO - Titan MMO. Also several people from Ensemble Studios were hired from Blizzard after Ensemble was disbanded on 2009. While, people believe (hope) for a Titan being the Halo MMO, it is almost impossible that this is the case.
The following part is a bit unclear, please check and tidy up.
What we've announced at Blizzard is that we have Starcraft [II] coming, Diablo has been in production...and a new, unannounced MMOG that has a little more broad appeal
Sci Fi / Fantasy
In the past Kaplan, who revealed that he is involved in the project, was asked if the game's genre would be science fiction, post-apocalyptic, or historical, and while laughing he responded: "all of those combined!".
Also, according to some job listings and some inside sources the game will be a Sci Fi/fantasy MMO.
2+ years game development experience modeling and texturing sci-fi and fantasy character armor and weapons for next-gen art pipelines
From the above statement from Kaplan, the fact that "Titan" will target a broader audience and recent changes in other Blizzard's games it is believed that Time Travel, within the game itself will be possible. more info about Time Travel
MMOFPS & Social Aspects
A French gaming site reported that according to some anonymous source the game will be a MMOFPS (Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter) with several social aspects offering the player two "sides"; the combat side and the social side of the game.
Project Titan was firstly mentioned on various forums during 2009 but was treated as yet another rumour. Only on December 11, 2010 at SpikeTV's VGAs, Frank Pearce was the first Blizzard official to confirm Titan as their "next gen MMO" .