Jeff Kaplan, the Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment, took the stage at DICE 2017 this morning to discuss video game world building, and wound up talking about Project Titan – Blizzard’s cancelled MMO that went on to become Overwatch. While the relationship between the two is by no means a secret, Kaplan went into greater detail about the stressful transition period than he has previously.
As has been widely reported, Project Titan was in development for nearly seven years, and was officially cancelled in May of 2013. Kaplan spoke briefly on the difficulty of walking away from a project after emotionally investing in it so heavily for so long. He then went on to outline what happened to the Titan dev team once the decision was made.