Alleged first details on Blizzard's very hush-hush MMO Project Titan have leaked to a fan site. I like to remind folk that rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, but these rumors especially should not be relied on. It's not that the details are nonsensical, it's that they read like an angry fans complaints about what Titan should/shouldn't be. All of the MMO questions one might expect are oddly missing, i.e. classes, races, setting, end game. That said, here's what's being reporte.d
Project Titan is based on Earth's history and implements all sorts of time travel to make this happen. Still, the universe does have magic and will reportedly rely on mythology from greek, roman and viking history as a part of that. Whether that means players will travel back to alternate takes on history or any other implications on gameplay... who knows. Several established writers are helping with the story, but the only name mentioned is Blizzard book writer Richard Knaak.
Again, not too many rich details on Titan's gameplay. The title will be third person, but will apparently have a number of first person "events" which could be similar to the cinematics Blizzard did in Mists of Pandaria. Combat will have tab targeting, which seems to imply more typical combat as opposed the popular real-time combat systems in recent MMOs. Combat is also being designed with eSports in mind -- keep in mind this doesn't mean "balanced" around eSports. It could just mean they want to have a PvP system more conducive to leaderboards, matchmaking, online streaming or sharing of matches -- things to encourage spectating.
That the gist of the game itself. There's also a few extraneous details that are likely to stir up some fan backlash. Jay Wilson, previous lead on Diablo 3, is apparently on Project Titan now. Also, the game will not be released until at least late 2014 -- perhaps longer. Friends and family alpha won't even start til Q1 2014. The team already has 150 developers and is still hiring.
Oh, and the first official teaser for the game will be shown at Blizzcon 2013.
Final reminder that all information herein is rumor from an unconfirmed source. Folk are hungry for Titan details, however, and the fansite doesn't come across as a the place that would risk its reputation on some lame details. Still, take every detail with a grain of salt.