As part of the 2010 VGA ceremony, Blizzard cofounder and executive vice president Frank Pearce spoke with gaming blog Destructoid, confirming Titan as at the very least a working title for the studio’s much-speculated upon new massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
“Titan is… the media is not meant to know anything about that,” Pearce said. “It’s our next-gen MMO, and we’ve only started talking about it in a limited fashion because we want to leverage the fact that we’re working on something like that for the purpose of recruiting–getting some of the best talent in the industry on that.”
Titan is likely just the project name for the next-gen MMO from the studio, we simply won’t know until well into 2012 probably. Blizzard is adamant this isn’t to ‘replace WoW’. “It’s not a sequel to World of Warcraft – we want to do something a bit different,” they said earlier this year. Blizzard ran a prototype of their new MMO in World of Warcraft’s engine.
Confirmation of the titular designation of this project comes on the heels of a supposedly leaked release schedule outlining Blizzard’s projects for the next five years. This schedule, circulated by MMOGameSite and widely believed to have been inadvertently released by Blizzard’s Chinese office, lists Titan (possibly a working title) with a Q4 2013 release date.