"We've been working on a little something, different from our other games, and we're pleased to invite you to be the first to see it," the company wrote in its e-mailed note. "It's not a sequel, expansion or that rumored next-gen MMO, but it's something we're excited for you to get your hands on."

I wonder if this is what Jay Wilson left the Diablo III team for? Some are speculating this is the previously mentioned Titan MMO. If past Blizzard announcements are an indicator, then the game will launch about 4 years after the announcement(D3 was announced in 2008).

So what do you think, is this the new Titan MMO or something entirely different?

Either way, we will know March 22nd!

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 02/28/2013 at 05:31pm

It's about fucking time they do a new property. I know they do good work but they're the very definition of a stagnant company playing it extremely safe.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/01/2013 at 01:04am

They have been sticking with Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo for quite some time for sure. Id have branched out but then again... money and for the most part, the games are pretty damn good.

But yeah, way due for something new from Blizzard.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 03/01/2013 at 02:12am

I remember when they did adventurous stuff. Lost Vikings and Blackthorne. It's cool comfort that they're good games. I'd argue that Blizzard is sort of harmful to video games as an art. Let's hope this move shows some balls.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/01/2013 at 04:40am

If I had to muse, the musing would be like this:

What they are announcing they have worked on for a few years now. I am fairly certain this is Titan, that new MMO. Reason being is they make safe choices, like you said earlier. A few years ago everyone was jumping into MMO's because they were seemingly profitable and the new hot money maker.

I am not saying the game won't be good or exciting or anything, I just think the choice as to what they do next was made a few years ago, and the thought at the time in big companies was MMO's are super. Still are, and WoW is still going strong so its not like they will make a choice that doesn't do well by them.

I think Blizzard is for certain in the wheel house in games as art that make bucketloads of money. I have a Diablo III and Starcraft 2 set of art books and musical scores that point to that. Now, some could say its this way or that style wise but there are some fantastic paintings and orchestral movements to be had in the loot grind and Zerg rush.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 03/01/2013 at 04:53pm

That's sort of art assets as art, right? I mean the games themselves as a medium. A force for stagnation as opposed to innovation, etc etc.

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