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Blizzard talks Titan, says it’s hard to not “build on what other games do”

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 17:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

World of Warcraft lead systems designer Greg Street has discussed the development process behind Project Titan with Eurogamer, and has said that it’s a bit hard to create a game which doesn’t borrow from another one on the market.

“The other day a designer was apologising, saying, ‘Are you going to be mad if we steal that idea?’,” Street told Eurogamer. “Game designers steal ideas all the time.

“We build on what other games do. It’s hard to look at many features in WoW and say, ‘Blizzard were so brilliant for coming up with that in a vacuum.’

“We’re building on what great game designers have done since they started making games.”

For the moment, there’s not much known about Project Titan at the moment, but if the rumored release date of 2013 is accurate, it’s likely we’ll hear something about it come, at the very least, BlizzConn 2012.

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12 Comments

  1. IL DUCE

    Yeah…that’s if Diabo III comes out before 2013…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Bet it has something to do with Warhammer again.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    I love it when developers aknowledge the obvious truth instead of replacing it with an obvious lie.

    His name should be Greg StreetCred.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. desadist

    All the ‘innovations’ in WoW I can think of have been developed by players as add-ons that eventually get copied partially or wholesale into future versions of their game.

    If Blizzard wasn’t ok with the fact that other developers “borrow” from them it would be totally hypocritical.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    Diablo 3 will come in 2012 I am sure

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Edo

    #5 Why not december this year!?Noting big coming out at that time,and I could swear that I have read somewhere that they said if Q3 beta testing goes well they will release it this year.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Diablo 3 this year in December? I don’t think so.

    Diablo 3 for the summer release for 2012 sounds right.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @6

    No info ever mentioned Diabo 3 for Winter 2011 the closest Blizz release will be Starcraft: Heart of the Swarm and that will be coming out before Diablo 3.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Edo

    #8 Yeah…. http://thegamershub.net/2011/06/rumour-diablo-3-beta-in-august-2011/

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    http://www.diablo3beta.co/

    Its supposed to start the 3rd quarter and then with Blizzard their betas are usually 3-6 months. SO keep dreaming.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Hybridpsycho

    @4
    So zone-phasing is not at all innovative (I’ve not seen any game with it), and isn’t it just good that Blizzard implements the addons into the game so that we don’t have to bother with updating/running in to annoying bugs all the time?

    Anyways, any game-designer knows that “stealing ideas” is totally acceptable, rather anyone doing anything creative normally (not always, but mostly) base their stuff on something else. Or they at least try to make it look like something else, ’cause come on…let’s face it.
    There’s few of you who wouldn’t go crying and bitching if a company release a game that was completely new at every point.
    People don’t like what they don’t understand, and people understand what they’ve allready learned :O

    That doesn’t go for everyone though…but that’s the majority of the market.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. ultramega

    “For the moment, there’s not much known about Project Titan at the moment”
    Redundancy is redundant.

    :P

    #12 3 years ago

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