Blizzard Already Playing Their Upcoming MMO; Closes NASDAQ

Blizzard COO Paul Sams recently told Gamasutra a little more about the company’s upcoming MMO, codenamed “Titan.”

I believe [it's] the most ambitious thing we’ve ever attempted. And I feel like we have set our company up to succeed on that. We have some of our most talented and most experienced developers on that team. Many of the people that built World of Warcraft are full time on that other team.

As it relates to that other [MMO], we think that it’s going to be very impactful in our industry and, we hope, very impactful to the world. We think that that will be, after Diablo III, the next big thing from us.

We’re very confident in that product. It’s an awesome one. We’re playing it already. It is a total ball to play. We think that the reach of that product is greater than anything that we’ve done before. We’re very excited about that. I believe that it’s the type of game that will have a very long life, much like World of Warcraft has.

So, hopefully in 10, 15 and 20 years, that [new MMO] will still be growing strong and will have set a new mark in the industry for that type of product.

If Blizzard employees are already playing “Titan,” can we expect the big reveal sometime soon? The development of StarCraft II was announced on May 19, 2007 at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, South Korea. With no Worldwide Invitational announced for 2011, will BlizzCon 2011 see the rise of the Titan?

In other Blizzard news, co-founders Frank Pearce and Mike Morhaime played StarCraft II on the big screen at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York City on March 7. As part of Blizzard Entertainment’s year-long 20th anniversary celebration, they rang the NASDAQ Closing Bell.

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