A contact of mine in Blizzard recently salvaged the following excerpts in Blizzard’s R&D processing room, and pieces together the shredded documents to find information about the recently cancelled Project Titan. He and another unnamed source in the IT department went through burned hard drives to confirm the information as well as concept art for the new games.
1. Internal project summary documents about Blizzard’s “Project Titan” suggest that the game was as previously thought their second generation MMORPG to eventually replace World of Warcraft, whose last two expansions would phase out the product into the release of Titan. The same document makes a reference to “Ghost”, which when combined with concept art and source code (see below) reveals that Titan was intended to be Blizzard’s greatest work.
<text>"Hell, it's about time again."</text>
Given the name "Ghost", the reference from the StarCraft 2 Trailer, and the starting year "2003", it's obvious that Project Titan was Blizzard's final attempt to release StarCraft: Ghost with major improvements to make it popular in the current videogame market. As an MMORPG, this would also serve as the long hinted at "World of StarCraft", essentially making two games in one and satisfying both player bases. Another project meeting details document reveals:
"23. Combine single player and MMO gameplay by having all players but one play as mobs for Nova player to engage."
"… players need to be locked in place to avoid rushing Nova."
This would make a brand new gameplay mechanic for online multiplayer: by using the millions of players as NPCs, they would eliminate the need to program AI for mobs, and the user playing as Nova in StarCraft: Ghost mode would have the same experience as a single player game.
A screenshot found on a hard drive lost in Blizzard's old abandoned offices post launch of World of Warcraft* shows playable zerglings and probes.
*Blizzard’s current Irvine offices were constructed after the solid gold Blizzard logo was completed, leaving 250 metric tonnes of gold still available which they used to build their new offices. The previous offices were abandoned and built over despite the immense weight of constructing a building out of pure gold. Rumours say that Blizzard’s story writers were locked in the old offices after Metzen’s rise to power, but have been sighted roaming the old offices writing the plot for Warcraft 4 and StarCraft 2 on the walls. The many statues of Blizzard characters around the Irvine offices are also made of a titanium gold alloy, trademarked by Blizzard as “neosteel” and “mithril”. Currently the United States Army is vying for limited use of the material, but Blizzard has denied their requests up to this point, citing them as “unimportant”.
What is most surprising is that Blizzard never intended to replace World of Warcraft. After descrambling the audio that plays during the Illidan boss fight in The Burning Crusade, and lapplying a high bypass Kardachev filter over Arthas' scream in the last Wrath of the Lich King boss fight and combining the two, it reveals a series of beeps that when reversed and translated into morse code reveal a message in ancient Basque, which roughly translates to:
"And on that day, the Titans shall bestoy upon the races of man their knowledge and man will forever be blessed. The messengers of their salvation will descend from Valhalla bearing the fruits of Hel itself."
The most likely interpretation of this text is that Metzen predicted the dominance of Titan as the world's best game years before StarCraft 2 had started development, citing the scrapped WoW race the "Lemon Gnomes". The Lemon Gnomes were replaced with Leper Gnomes early in development since they felt that it was less offensive to lemons. In an early version of the WoW game manual, Lemon Gnomes were described as looking identical to normal gnomes, but with a distinctive yellow tint. They would taste like fresh lemons and squirt lemon juice when cut, applying "Sour Pucker Stun" to the attacker. This was ofcourse given to Orcs instead. Since then the origin of Sour Pucker Stun for orc characters has been retconned to make way for the new storyline in project Titan.
"After the events of the 19th WoW expansion, Lemon Gnomes fell to Azeroth as a result of The Great Pancake Wars ending in the thermonuclear reactor in orbit going critical and opening a rift in hyper warp space, bringing the Lemon Gnomes out of Development Hell and ending their torture from the Burning Legion. While most Lemon Gnomes survived reentry to the surface, most of them went splat as they hit the ground. The Lemon Gnomes ancient rivals, the Orcs, have now started hunting the Lemon Gnomes to make their famous Orgrimmar Lemonade. Players will be encoraged to use the Lemonade Stand mechanic by setting up their own stand in the faction capitals of Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Farmville, and Putingrad to compete for the most LeGnomeade sold. At the end of the quest line for the Lemon Gnomes, they will join the Horde. On the Alliance side, LimeTrolls will appear from their 1337 year slumber to join the Alliance. LimeTrolls are distinctively green and taste mildly like orange. We feel ths will greatly diversify the factions in WarCraft 4's story."- Rob Pardo
At the very end of this quote they let slip that Project Titan will infact also be Warcraft 4. Screenshots indicate that they will go back to two dimensional games using StarCraft: Brood War's game engine after the outcry about StarCraft 2 not being a legitimate sequel and calling for it's impeachment. This would also be StarCraft 3 and 4. Also Diablo 3. Kus that was never actually made. Project Titan’s final name, to be announced at Blizzcon 2014 was “World of StarWarsDiabloCraft™ 15”.