What is ‘Titan’?

2 12 2010

So if you like Blizzard games at all you’ve probably heard about the product slate leak. Which may or may not, in fact be a leak. It may just be a fake. But, for the sake of interest, let’s assume it’s a leak.

In essence, the leaked slide depicts what Blizzard’s working on for the next 5 years. Some of it’s expected : more WoW expansions, two more in fact. So Wowfags will have a lot to keep them busy over the next half a decade. There’s some more expected stuff. Starcraft 2 expansions.

The thing that has everyone talking, though, is something called Titan. Which looks set to be a MMO FPS. Beyond that, we know nothing. So let’s speculate. Speculation is fun!

Titan is, of course, Saturn’s largest moon. According to Wkipedia it is…

“the only natural satellite known to have a dense atmosphere,[8] and the only object other than Earth for which clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.

The moon itself is primarily composed of water ice and rocky material.

Titan is viewed as analogous to the early Earth

It has also been suggested that a form of life may exist on the surface

The kicker is that last bit. That it may host life. So I’m going to take a wild guess that, perhaps, Blizzard’s Titan has something to do with Saturn’s sixth moon. That it may be a science fiction epic. That it may have something to do with colonists from Earth traveliing to the planet, and that they may encounter some form of primitive alien life. Which may lead to some form of conflict.

I’m thinking Avatar – the MMO.

I know I’m excited at the possibility. Can Blizzard, however, succeed where Richard Garriot failed with Tabula Rasa?

You know, I kind of think they can. Bring it on.




One response

4 12 2010

Well i wouldn’t have picked the Moon when thinking of Titan:

“In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek: Τιτάν – Ti-tan; plural: Τιτᾶνες – Ti-tânes) were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.”

Now i guess Titan Quest covered that theme already, but if we want to get to Sci-Fi, maybe this:

“The Titans are a group of fictional characters in the Legends of Dune series of novels, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and set in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. The twenty Titans were instigators who took over the Old Empire, became cyborgs and ruled for a century before succumbing to the machines led by the artificial intelligence Omnius.”

It would be ironic if Blizzard somehow picked up the Dune franchise [considering the Dune 2 legacy] …coming to think of it where the hell did the Dune Franchise go anyway?

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