'Torchlight Frontiers' Revealed, 'Diablo' Vet Max Schaefer Leading Project

Donna Miller
August 10, 2018

But again, it's unclear whether Torchlight Frontiers, the newly announced game, is sticking to series tradition. The importance of a veteran team can't be overstated, so its reassuring to see that Torchlight Frontiers development is being led by Max Schaefer, former Runic Games and Blizzard North co-founder, and the development team includes members responsible for games such as the original Diablo. It's noted that additional details about the game, including launch and beta details, will be revealed a bit later.

However, the video's description says that the game is set in a "persistent and dynamically generated world" where people are online and interacting with one another to fight enemies and fight treasures. No release window has been confirmed for Torchlight Frontiers as yet, but you can check out the announcement trailer below for a teaser.

"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", said Perfect World Entertainment senior vice president of publishing Yoon Im.

"'Torchlight Frontiers" will be a living, breathing universe that will still feel uniquely "Torchlight, ' while we add our own creative spin to the game".

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Those attending gamescom 2018 and PAX West later this month will be the first to get their hands on it. Torchlight Frontiers will be available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Despite the closure, Perfect World promised it was "committed to supporting and growing Runic Games' beloved franchises".

Announcement of the closure prompted Runic studio head Marsh Lefler to reassure the public, stating "you haven't heard the last of us". A relief to many.

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