The popular Torchlight ARPG series is getting the MMO treatment. Perfect World Entertainment has made a Torchlight Frontiers announcement, revealing the in-development shared world action RPG for the first time in a press release and a new video.
Torchlight Frontiers comes by way of Echtra Games Inc., a new studio that is led by former Runic Games and Blizzard North co-founder Max Schaefer. The studio also counts former Diablo and Torchlight devs among its staff.
In Torchlight Frontiers, players will get to experience a shared world in the franchise’s titular setting. The game promises to provide the same features and mechanics that made the original Torchlight games well-loved by ARPG fans and combine them with a “shared, persistent and dynamically generated world.”
“Evolving the Torchlight universe into a shared world has always been a goal for the franchise, and I’m excited that we’re finally able to make it a reality,” said Schaefer in a statement. “Torchlight Frontiers will be a living, breathing universe that will still feel uniquely Torchlight, while we add our own creative spin to the game.”
Torchlight Frontiers is due to arrive to PC, PS4 and Xbox One sometime in 2019. Until then, fans can sign up for beta and can also look for the MMO at both PAX West and Gamescom. There’s also an announcement trailer to watch below.
Consider us pleasantly surprised! Torchlight Frontiers certainly sounds like the right move for the ARPG franchise as the original games would definitely be more fun with more people to play alongside. We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing more about this new MMOARPG!
Source: press release
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