New Torchlight video game drops free-to-play design, renamed Torchlight 3

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The designers of Torchlight Frontiers, a free-to-play, shared-world variation of Runic Games’ Torchlight action role-playing video game series, are revamping the game and relabeling it Torchlight 3 The designers pitched the change as taking Torchlight “back to its roots,” and will offer the game on Steam this summer season for a concealed price.

Torchlight 3 will include a linear development system, similar to 2009’s Torchlight and its 2012 follow up.

” When we began developing Torchlight Frontiers, we were focused on developing a shared-world experience,” stated Max Schaefer, CEO of Echtra Games and co-founder of the Torchlight franchise. “During development, you frequently find what type of item a video game was suggested to be and we found Torchlight Frontiers was indicated to be a real successor to Torchlight I & II

Echtra Games announced Torchlight Frontiers in 2018 as a “shared, consistent [and] dynamically generated world” set in the Torchlight franchise. Echtra Games was founded by Max Schaefer, one of the leads on Diablo 2 and a designer on Torchlight, in2016

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