Blizzard has reset their unannounced MMO which goes under the code name “Project Titan“. Apparently the 100 people working on the project has shrunken down to 70 people. The 30 people who are no longer working on the project will start working on another project. Furthermore, the project was delayed to 2016.
A statement was issued from Blizzard:
“We’ve always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception. We’ve come to a point where we need to make some large design and technology changes to the game. We’re using this opportunity to shift some of our resources to assist with other projects while the core team adapts our technology and tools to accommodate these new changes. Note that we haven’t announced any dates for the MMO.”
“Activision reiterated that although Bungie’s amazing new world was revealed today, Activision has not included the launch in its 2013 outlook and there should be no speculation or expectation of a different result.”
So far we know the story of the Bungie created game, along with various other details. However, we’ve actually never seen an actual screenshot from the game itself, only concept art. This ultimately mean the French retailer was wrong with their October release date as well.
To show more appreciation for you, our fans, we’re sharing three new pieces of heavy armor concept art in addition to the “thank you” video we released earlier! From left to right, you’ll see High Elven, Nordic, and Breton heavy armor. You’ll be able to wear these armors when The Elder Scrolls Online is released later this year. Which one do you like the best?
The video below is to celebrate the 1 million likes the game received on Facebook.
Alliance leader High King Emeric‘s short story has been revealed.
King Ranser, alas, was wroth that I had not accepted the hand of his daughter, and he withdrew his ambassador from the court of Wayrest. Although Ranser was invited to my wedding to Maraya in the spring of 566, like the other kings of the Covenant, he stayed, seething, in Shornhelm.
The message on the site reads:
“The moment you have been eagerly awaiting is finally here! Now is the time for future members of the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact to rally and show your support!”
While you await the beta acceptance letter, why not check out this video explaining the situation in the upcoming game.
The Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact are at war in The Elder Scrolls Online, but why? In a recently released trailer we find out.
The trailer is a bit like watching an episode of history channel, and it’s not a bad thing. You get the basic information down from a person who actually seems to be engaged in the story.
Square Enix‘s L.A office has been hit with layoffs.
The layoffs have been confirmed, although it has been stated that no upcoming projects will be affected. A statement was released as well:
In order to ensure it is operating effectively, the Square Enix Los Angeles office has reduced its workforce. This was a difficult decision and we wish the best for those affected by these changes. The decision will not have any impact on the operations of MMO titles. Customers can expect those services to continue, including the upcoming launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
The Secret World no longer requires subscriptions.
Joystiq has reported that The Secret World now sports a buy-to-play model. The game will now come with three membership tiers: free, member, and grand master. Once you’ve bought the game you don’t need to worry about any extra costs. However, you can buy monthly memberships and receive various bonus items.
So maybe you purchased the grand master package and now you’re wondering, “what about me?!” Rest assured, if you did purchase the grand master you still maintain your lifetime membership, along with receiving bonuses.
There will be no restrictions if you’ve already bought the game, you still have full access to weapons, dungeons, and missions. Patches will still be released, but not in the same extent. DLCs will also be released in the in-game store. The DLC coming in January will be free to those who register within the month of December.
“Players opting to maintain a membership will get an XP bonus item, 1,200 bonus points monthly, a special monthly gift, and a 10% discount in the in-game store. Grand masters will receive all that plus another 10% off store purchases. Both members and grand masters can use their free monthly bonus points to purchase DLC.
Folks who purchased the initiate pack previously will be reimbursed 1800 bonus points, and all remaining subscription time will be converted to membership time. For more information, you can check out the official FAQ.”