Blizzard making 'large design and technology changes' to Project Titan MMO

Blizzard's mysterious Project Titan MMO has suffered a setback. Apparently, the company must make "large design and technology changes to the game," and has moved people away from the game "to assist with other projects" for the time being. The team was apparently over 100 strong before the shift.

In a statement to Polygon, Blizzard said that "we've always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception."

This follows a report on VentureBeat that suggests that approximately 70 percent of the team has been reassigned. Apparently the project will "start over," and won't be expected to be published "until 2016 at the earliest."

Blizzard's statement seems to suggest that the bulk of VentureBeat's report is true, although they do point out that "we haven't announced any dates for the MMO." With World of Warcraft numbers dwindling, however, such a significant delay for Titan will undoubtedly be worrisome to Activision investors.