I am surprised at this, and I wanted to see Titan this year at Blizzcon, but I don't mind. If they feel like the path they took was bad and are going to upgrade it and make it better I can't fault them for it. Plus having more developers in other games will be nice.
It's not too surprising really. But I do think it'll be good in the long run for them having the devs from Titan on the other projects for the time being.
To be honest I am, I was convinced it was pure vaporware. I'm shocked its even got to the stage where it can have a direction to travel in. Though after what Bliz did to wow, starcraft and D3, I'm not falling for it again, I'm definatly waiting to see what its like after it launches, and not buying into the hype for preorder.
Ouch for those with Activision-Blizzard stock. At the next quarter-release, if sub drops are anything like last quarter plus now this news about Titan which is huge, it's going to be bad times for stock owners.
Looking forward to the thought of those older WoW developers going back to work on WoW again. Very good news to me.
The WoW crowd should be happy because it means more thought and work will put into WoW and this news can be an indirect result of extended lifespan on WoW. For everyone who doesn't know what hobby to find after WoW, be very happy because you don't even know yet if Titan might be what you're looking for. Succeses from the past don't guarantee succeses for the future.
It must be hard for them to plan a big project that takes 5 years when things change so rapidly. You gotta think that something that failed in the past 2 years is what is causing them to have to reset.. Diablo´s RMAH? SWG? GW2? None of which have been huge successes.
I was still guessing that Titan was going to be a FPS MMO in space, a way for Blizzard to get those COD people paying a monthly sub... but who knows.. we know NOTHING about what it was supposed to be, and now that isn´t even happening..
I don't understand how do they want to make a mind blowing Blizzard game with these delays? I mean, is the game going to be a hologram projection like in Star Trek or something, because that's the only reason for the game to be in development for so long and not even a teaser screenshot, nothing?
How can you keep resetting the whole game?
Better than pulling a Squeenix with Final Fantasy XIV. That's at least the 3rd game Blizzard has cut their losses on (including the WarCraft Adventure game and StarCraft Ghost). Overall probably a good thing rather than releasing trash. (Leave Diablo 3 alone, LOL!)
It does make you wonder where WoW would be today if more of those 100 developers had been working on it. Probably a few of the 3D modelers who actually knew their stuff (I'm not a fan of most MoP gear models, or Cata for that matter).
If it wasn't up to their standards good on them for redoing it. If they had spent another 1-2 years to finish it and ended up being a piece of junk it would be disastrous for them.
Here's to hoping Dragon Age 3 will be awesome...
Rule of Thumb: If the healer's HPS is higher than your DPS, you're doing it wrong.
I think this is good news all around, it will shut the "Titan will kill WoW crowd up", also, more resources to WoW and D3 are always a good thing.
It needed more dailies.