Supposedly leaked back in December last year this one has been of great interest to me, not so much as to the "is it accurate, is it real?" - I think I just channeled Gandalf. Although it does look quite likely, if not provably authentic. The interest came in the question as to what I'd be doing by the time the alleged WoW X5 came out - that's over two years away. O.o
So here's a history lesson:
- The initial release of World of Warcraft occurred on November 23, 2004.
- The Burning Crusade was released on January 16, 2007.
- Wrath of the Lich King, was released on November 13, 2008.
- Cataclysm, was released on December 7, 2010.
Blizzard announced at BlizzCon last year that there will be a fourth expansion, admitting that they didn't know just what form it might take.
Now I started playing this game just before the release of BC which means I've been playing for almost four and a half years. That's crazy!
Titan though... this is what Blizz COO Paul Sams had to say when interviewed by Gamasutra:
"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," Sams continued. "We think that that will be, after Diablo III, the next big thing from us. The thing that we hope will happen is that it will not stop World of Warcraft but we believe will eclipse it."
Eclipse it? Really? Titan is rumoured to be a MMOFPS, or MMO First Person Shooter. The logistics of this are tricky though not insurmountable. Will it be space opera, wild western, post apocalyptic?
Will I be on board for it?
By the time 2014 comes about I'll have been playing WoW for around seven years. Just typing that seems boggling.
What do you think? Will you be around for WoW X5? If so would you be likely to transition to a Blizzard MMOFPS? Thoughts on its theme?