Torchlight MMO Wants To Play Like A Singleplayer Title

It's been humming along under the radar for months now, but Runic Games is about to take the wraps off its next game: a massively-multiplayer title based on 2009's surprise hit Torchlight.

Runic boss Travis Baldree is already talking up some of the game's features, however, telling PC Gamer "our vision is to have an MMO that plays as close to single player as we can get it. It will have the same focus on relatively fast action: carving your way through hordes of monsters with a large number of hugely devastating skills. The game has to be solo-able, but players will have to have skills that make them useful in a party and make them work together."

Baldree also says that the game, which is free-to-play, will of course feature microtransactions, but that these won't be necessary to get some enjoyment out of the game.

"I will never, ever buy a microtransaction item," he reassures. "I'm that kind of player. And the game has to be enjoyable for me, too. We don't want our monetisation stuff to offer ways to skip the game because the game is boring."

Torchlight MMO details in the new PC Gamer [PC Gamer]


    Sounds like a very very smart man that is quite in touch with what gamers actually want... personally i'll be looking quite forward to this...

    I'd imagine it to be just like Dungeon Runners - but better... not that Dungeon Runners was crap... but it wasn't great, lets face it...

    Ps3 torchlight... please?

      no you guys get enough exclusives with your crappy control scheme we need to keep all our good games good not toned down

        +! not flamebaiting but when are PC games going to take back the reigns!?

          Never. The rampant piracy makes it less profitable and thus less attractive to developers/publishers.

    The original single player game is hella fun. I had a whacky alchemist build and was still able to make my way through the game - shooting charge beams and killing everything in sight is awesome. I'm really looking forward to the MMO. It sounds a lot like Diablo 2.

    +1 for Ps3 release with cross platform support :D just include kb/mouse support thanks!

    The original game was really good, but I did kind of feel like it was a little too much like Diablo. I imagine most Diablo players would find that hard to believe, but I'd like to see one or two new systems for creating or crafting items.

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