Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment
Studio devs: Echtra Games
Systems: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One (2020)
Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1030210/Torchlight_III/
Edit 27 January 2020: Max Schaefer made a striking announcement today about the new directions taken for the next Torchlight, to sum up:
“The developers of Torchlight Frontiers , a free-to-play, shared-world version of Runic Games’ Torchlight action role-playing game series, are overhauling the game and renaming it Torchlight 3 . The developers pitched the change as taking Torchlight “back to its roots,” and will sell the game on Steam this summer for an undisclosed price.”
Torchlight 3 will feature a linear progression system, similar to 2009’s Torchlight and its 2012 sequel.
Surprised. Runic Games kicked the bucket a few years ago so like many I thought it was over for the Torchlight franchise.
The new studio, Echtra Games, was founded in 2016 by Max Schaefer, one of the co-founder of Blizzard North. And believe it or not, Matt Uelmen, the fantastic composer behind the diablo and the torchlight games, is on the team too. \o/
Note: Torchlight 1 & 2 were nice games, though not as deep as big names in the genre, they’re good fun once in a while.