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Torchlight Series Returns After Six Years With ‘Torchlight Frontiers’

12 August, 2018, 14:05 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Torchlight series returns with shared-world action-RPG Torchlight Frontiers

Torchlight Frontiers is described as a "shared world action-RPG".

A new Torchlight game has been announced. Led by former Runic Games and Blizzard North co-founder, Max Schaefer, the team developing Torchlight Frontiers is comprised of veteran developers.

The latest iteration will be a shared-world action-RPG, bringing back numerous features and mechanics the Torchlight series is known for, with Schaefer assembling "an all-star team of developers", according to Perfect World Senior Vice President, Yoon Im.

China-based, free-to-play publisher Perfect World Entertainment purchased Torchlight studio Runic Games in 2010, and closed the Seattle-based studio in November 2017, worrying may fans of the games. Schaefer said evolving the "Torchlight" universe into a shared world has always been a goal for the franchise.

This is undoubtedly great news, as the original developers of Torchlight, Runic, shut down around nine months ago.


A release date was not provided, but it will be made available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

This is still a Diablo-esque game, all about slashing through enemies in procedurally-generated dungeons and grabbing ever more powerful loot to defeat ever more powerful monsters. "Two is to create a service game where, after we go live and we put it out and are with people, we can continue to develop the world of Torchlight with our community".

Perfect World Entertainment has had a strong working relationship with Max Schaefer, dating back to the original Torchlight game, and we believe in his vision to evolve the Torchlight series.

Torchlight Frontiers is headed to Gamescom and PAX West!

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