Blizzard's Next Subscription MMO Is No Longer A Subscription MMO

The project code-named Titan is changing direction completely, Blizzard said on today's Activision earnings call. It used to be a subscription-based massively multiplayer online game. No more.

"We're in the process of selecting a new direction," Blizzard president Mike Morhaime said on the call.

Titan, which has been under development for quite some time now, was overhauled a few months ago. Morhaime said they moved members of the Titan team to other games in other franchises, like Diablo and the upcoming MOBA Blizzard All-Stars.

No word on whether Titan will now be free-to-play or an entirely different type of game, but Blizzard seems to have realized that the age of the subscription-based MMORPG is over. (Although World of Warcraft still has a solid 7.7 million subscribers, according to Blizzard's tracking.)