Blizzard’s Upcoming MMO, Titan, will have a free to play model!

Blizzard’s upcoming MMO, Titan, has been receiving a complete overhaul, and this includes their subscription model.  Mike Morhaime, president and a co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, announced during an investor’s call that Titan was “unlikely to be a subscription-based” game like World of Warcraft.  

We’re in the process of selecting a new direction for the project and re-envisioning what we want the game to be,” Morhaime said. “While we can’t talk about the details yet, it is unlikely to be a subscription-based MMORPG.

Morhaime went on to say that Titan will still have the same commitment to quality that has always been at the core of Blizzard values.  He went on to say, “we’ve gone through this type of iterative process several times in the past as we create genre-defining games.

Mike Morhaime also wanted to clarify that Titan still has no official or projected release date.  

What model do you think Blizzard will go with?

Blizzard could go the buy to play route, purchase the game and have everything at your disposal.  They are already trying out the in-game cash shop in the World of Warcraft’s PTR, and perhaps we’ll start seeing Warcraft slowly changing their subscription model.  When I think of Warcraft going F2P, I tend to envision everything being free but with limitations.  If you want everything, you can pay the optional monthly subscription.  

Knowing that Titan is looking into a subscription-less model, does this change your opinions on it?  Will you be more likely to pick up the new title when it finally releases?  Does the lack of subscription turn you off from the game?  

I am now more likely to pick up Titan – once it releases – knowing that it does not have a subscription.  There’s nothing worse than going out and purchasing a game that you end up not enjoying enough to pay a monthly fee.