Blizzard has migrated some of its World of Warcraft development talent onto its mysterious new MMO, Project Titan, filling empty seats with new hires.
World of Warcraft game director Tom Chilton told The Orange County Register that the staff movements are gradual rather than dramatic.
“There are people that had worked on the ‘World of Warcraft’ team that now work on [the Project Titan] where we’ve had like a slow trickle of expertise,” he said.
“Meanwhile, we’ve also hired people and trained them over the last four to five years to take the place of some of the people that have gone to work on the other games.”
Chilton said he didn’t feel that the core World of Warcraft team in its entirety needs to switch over to Titan.
“I do believe there’s room for us to have two highly successful MMO games,” he said.
“I don’t feel like there’s going to be a time where we just say ‘OK, everybody on the WoW team, pack it up you’re moving over to the Titan MMO.’ I don’t see that as being a realistic probability. I think we’re going to try to staff up both teams and actually end up with two large, strong MMO teams.”
Project Titan has been in the works since at leats the end of 2007, when Blizzard confirmed it had a second MMO in the works, but is yet to be revealed.