The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan

The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan

After seven years of development, Titan — Blizzard's not-so-secret MMO — was cancelled. Although the game was never officially announced, and though we never got to actually see the game in action, the internet does have a lot of feelings about Titan.

It makes sense. The cancellation is a huge deal, especially when Titan was considered Blizzard's next big thing after the behemoth that is World of Warcraft. Nevermind the amount of money and time sunk into the game; of course people are reacting to the news. Blizzard fans can't help but wonder what Blizzard's future holds — and more broadly, what this this means for MMOs and even massive triple-A games in general.

It helps that Titan sounded genuinely fascinating. Lots of comparisons to Team Fortress, Destiny and The Sims abound. Naturally, many folks wish they could have played Titan — a few folks wanted the game so much, they seem livid that Titan was canceled. And some folks responded to the news with a virtual shrug.

Here's how the internet reacted to Titan being canceled:

From our own comments section:

The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan

The following are all on Blizzard's Facebook page:

The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan

From neoGAF:

The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan
The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan

From r/games:

The Internet Reacts To Blizzard Cancelling Titan

What about you, how did you react to the news that Blizzard has cancelled Titan? Let us know in the comments.


Comments

    MMOs are pretty much dead now anyway, the generation who loved them no longer has the time and the generations below don't have the patience or attention span (speaking purely general, as it takes a huge community to support them and the minorities not covered by my statement aren't enough)

      'Kind of' agree.

      Agree that MMOs are becoming less relevant, in-so-much that we will hopefully stop seeing every franchise doing a "me too" move and turning it into an MMO. People truly seem to be sick of this. But grand statements like "the generations below don't have the patience or attention span" just seems silly.

      MMOs weren't big business until WoW. And WoW still has about 7 million subs... an awful lot of whom are now from that younger generation you speak of.

      Our problem now, is that we simply don't need heaps of MMOs on the market like we do. WoW, ESO, TSW, GW2, FFXIV, SWTOR, EVE, RIFT, NEVERWINTER, TERA... plus all the old MMOs that the previous generation doesn't want to give up yet. Think of how many people would still be playing SWG or COH if the servers were still running.

      We never had this many options back in the day - and the ones we did have, like DAOC, didn't have anywhere near the same number of players that WoW managed to get.
      I honestly think that one massive time sink was enough for most people. I spent many years with WoW. Whole years where it was easily the most significant memory I have of that time - and I don't want to do it again. I know what it's like to be part of a huge MMO gameworld now. It would take a seriously debilitating injury for me to willingly do it again.

      But for the younger generation... when they want to get into an MMO for the first time, they have to choose between a new one, like ESO, or what's already heavily established. It's easy to forget that WoW is a very solid game for a complete newbie. It's colourful, huge, polished, varied, balanced and is host to an enormous amount of lore for those who want it. Why go with a fairly bland new option, when WoW already exists.

      In my mind, truly viable alternatives to WoW will only present themselves when a company manages to combine great lore with an exceptionally innovative take on gameplay. Gameplay which WoW can't replicate. Titan sounds like it had the right idea in trying to innovate with something entirely new - it just didn't sound like a whole lot of fun. I mean, being a chef by day, space-crime fighter by night sounds cool and all, but not as nerdcool as being an orcish warlock who hunts dragons through enormous dungeons.

      It is a shame though. I was hoping Titan would become the new standard in MMOs. I just don't think MMOs in general are ready to evolve beyond what WoW already provides just yet.

      Last edited 25/09/14 12:50 pm

        Dude...so many acronyms...

          And yet still more words than the original article.
          :)

          Last edited 25/09/14 3:44 pm

          Initialisms, not acronyms

      It is so sad to see this true. I'm a part of the generation below and would love MMOs to reach the fabled "generation 4" but as Blizzard have stated, nobody knows how. DayZ I see as Gen. 3.5 as far as MMOs go, I do hope the epic multiplayer planned for Star Citizen and Elite:Dangerous will also help revive the MMO scene, but I think I might be a part of a dying breed.

      On the plus side in 30 years MMOs will make a resurgence as a part of the next hipster revolution.

    the only thing that i want to see is for other devs and publishers to stop and think " If blizzard doesnt think it can top WoW what fucking chance do we have!?!"

    Not sure why the people in the images posted are complaining that blizzard has betrayed their trust and loyalty, or that they've "lost a customer" when they never even formally announced, teased or voluntarily, any time they talked about it was because journalists brought it up in interviews.

    Wrap your heads around this.
    Activision partners with Blizzard
    Blizzard working on Titan
    Activision acquires Bungie.
    Bungie releases Destiny, a new style MMOFPSRPG
    Blizzard cans Titan

    Titan = Destiny.

      Activision doesn't own Bungie, Bungie are now an independent developers after leaving Microsoft behind. Activision just has publishing rights to Destiny, which was more likely going to be a halo game until whatever happened with Microsoft.

    So much butt hurt it's hilarious. Were people always this self entitled or have we been getting worse?

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