In what is likely to be regarded as the biggest cancellation news of the year, Activision and Blizzard have pulled the plug on their long awaited Titan MMO. In an interview with Polygon, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime has confirmed that the project, which the company has never discussed in detail, is being abandoned. “We didn’t find the fun,” Morhaime said. “We didn’t find the passion.” Titan had been in development for seven years.
While widely celebrated for its work on the StarCraft and Diablo franchises, Blizzard is perhaps best known as the company behind the World of Warcraft MMO. At its peak, the game fondly known as WoW attracted more than 12 million paid subscribers. Over the past few years, the audience has declined by about 50%. The lack of a WoW sequel on the horizon had many assuming that Titan would represent Blizzard’s next big push in the MMO space, but it now appears that Blizzard is taking a break from the genre. “I wouldn’t say no to ever doing an MMO again,” Morhaime said. “But I can say that right now, that’s not where we want to be spending our time.”