Blizzard's Project Titan team is 100-strong

Blizzard's Rob Pardo has commented that Project Titan is moving along steadily, with more than 100 team members dedicated to the game now.

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Blizzard's mysterious Project Titan has been the subject of hushed whispers and drip-fed information. But the story is very different at Blizzard, which is knee-deep in development. Blizzard executive VP of game design Rob Pardo recently remarked that the game has over 100 people on its development team now.

"I don't want to get anyone's hopes up that it's around the corner or anything," Pardo told Curse. "It's a big project, it's got a long ways to go. Don't know yet when we're going to start releasing more information. We're definitely dead in the middle of development at this point. I think we're over 100 people on the team, now, working on it."

We don't know much else about Project Titan, other than speculation that it could go the free-to-play route. Pardo's comments indicate the project is moving along steadily, but it may be a while before we hear more official details.

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    September 28, 2012 10:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Blizzard's Project Titan team is 100-strong.

    Blizzard's Rob Pardo has commented that Project Titan is moving along steadily, with more than 100 team members dedicated to the game now.

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      September 28, 2012 10:02 AM

      But what the hell is Titan! I believe all the conspiracy theories that its Halo

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        September 28, 2012 10:12 AM

        It's a sci-fi MMO remake of Pirates! from back in the day.

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        September 28, 2012 10:26 AM

        It's World of Warcraft 2.

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        September 28, 2012 10:41 AM

        Obviously World of Starcraft

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          September 28, 2012 11:11 AM

          No, it's obviously Starcraft Ghost: the MMO!

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        September 28, 2012 11:15 AM

        Lost Vikings MMO

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        September 28, 2012 11:15 AM

        Facebook game based on the wildly successful Titan AE franchise.

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          September 28, 2012 11:22 AM

          That movie wasn't terrible dumb..

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            September 28, 2012 11:26 AM

            I enjoyed it, even though I can no longer picture what's her face without seeing Drew Barrymore and it makes me :(

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            September 28, 2012 12:32 PM

            I liked it. It was just a huge flop and destroyed the studio that made it.

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        September 28, 2012 11:16 AM

        Superman MMO.

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        September 28, 2012 11:20 AM

        Mechs

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        September 28, 2012 11:21 AM

        Farmcraft

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        September 28, 2012 9:02 PM

        They are making a real live azeroth on the moon of saturn with all their moneyhats.

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        September 29, 2012 9:11 AM

        It's the most realistic paper, rock, scissors simulator to date.

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      September 28, 2012 11:22 AM

      ...doo dah, doo dah...

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      September 28, 2012 11:26 AM

      Is this the long-rumored new project that isn't a Diablo/Starcraft/Warcraft game?

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        September 28, 2012 12:20 PM

        It's their next MMO which they said was a new franchise.

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          September 28, 2012 12:38 PM

          My bet is on steampunk/futuristic then.

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        September 28, 2012 12:50 PM

        lost vikings MMO

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      September 28, 2012 11:33 AM

      Blizzard's concept artists (mostly Samwise Didier, honestly) draw everything as if it were filled with pepperoni and cheese.

      Hopefully they take this to it's logical conclusion in Titan and Metzen creates a world in which every character and object in the game is literally an anthropomorphic Hot Pocket.

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      September 28, 2012 12:27 PM

      Imagine if it were accessible by the PS4 and XBOX 720. That would really open up the doors.

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        September 28, 2012 12:45 PM

        I really can't see Microsoft successfully getting behind an MMO - they'll kill it with the insistence of Xbox Live Gold and other requirements.

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          September 28, 2012 1:13 PM

          Wouldn't a successful MMO that required Xbox Live Gold be a revenue generator for Microsoft? I think they'd be for it, though there would be a lot of certification requirements that would have to be met for each time the MMO pushes an update down to the client code. Maybe that'll be an easier process once the new generation system comes around, because from what I hear, the process is pretty slow and expensive as it stands.

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          September 28, 2012 1:46 PM

          Sub required on Silver, no sub fee (or discounted) if you have Gold. Same thing for Playstation Plus. It sounds like a money maker to me.

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      September 28, 2012 12:57 PM

      let's see...
      They wouldn't make another swords-and-sorcery MMO, they'd just make WOW2. by the same token, if they were going to make a sci-fi mmo then there's no reason not to take advantage of an established franchise like Starcraft. But they have stated that it is a new franchise, and therefore it is a different genre.

      My guess is a contemporary fantasy/horror MMO. That genre has been red hot lately, with all the zombie and vampire shows and movies and games.

      But it could be dangerous. With Blizzard's long development cycle, the world might be burnt out on that stuff by the time Titan comes out.

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        September 28, 2012 1:05 PM

        Titan is a pretty awesome codename because it could almost be about anything. Probably not about the precursors to the Greek Gods though.

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      September 28, 2012 1:41 PM

      Blizzard Universe Dance-Off.

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      September 28, 2012 8:55 PM

      It better be sandbox! Otherwise the king of themeparks GW2 will eat it for breakfast!

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      September 28, 2012 9:06 PM

      If I had to guess, considering Titans are in Warcraft lore, it's Warcraft related.

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        September 29, 2012 4:08 PM

        It's a MOBA and each character is a Titan from the Warcraft universe.

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          September 30, 2012 7:50 AM

          I really doubt their next MMO will be a MOBA or even related to Warcraft. I remember one of the rumors said it was going to be a futuristic cyberpunk type game but who knows. It could be a new IP or could be one of the 3 or 4 IPs they rotate.

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      September 28, 2012 9:18 PM

      Futuristic mech/fps/mmo/action game. I just want to have that in writing for the day that I'm wrong.

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