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Runic: Torchlight 'shoehorned' into XBLA, Torchlight 2 can't be

Posted: 05.08.2011 by Technet2k

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Dungeon crawler Torchlight 2 is a bigger beast than the original, and that means an Xbox Live Arcade version would need to be "comprehensively redesigned."

Torchlight was "just barely" shoehorned into XBLA. It's the memory limit that's the problem for a "straight port". Torchlight on Xbox Live "did very well for us."

Torchlight reaches 1M sales

Posted: 07.07.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Runic Games has announced that Torchlight, the Diablo-like action dungeon crawler has sold over 1M units over the PC, Mac and Xbox Live Arcade platforms. The game received a boost during the Fourth of July celebrations with both a Steam sale and Xbox 360 Deal of the Week promotion.

Diablo III originally concepted as "really big instance", MMO-like

Posted: 08.04.2011 by Technet2k

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Back in 2001 Blizzard North began work on Diablo III but it could have been a very different demonic beast that what it is today reveals Runic Games' Max Schaefer.

The former Blizzard man says they were "going the MMO route," as they wanted a much bigger world with "many more players" able to join in. WoW 'not an issue'.

Runic: MMO subs not great as "pretty much everyone" has WoW

Posted: 22.03.2011 by Technet2k

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Runic Games isn't keen on the monthly subscription fee model for MMOs explains CEO Max Schaefer, as anyone paying subs is with World of Warcraft.

The Torchlight studio believes you're best using another model. Runic's dungeon-crawler is something you can play in small bites or "geek out on all night."

Diablo III devs love Torchlight

Posted: 18.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The Blizzard developers working on Diablo III enjoy playing Torchlight, and are looking forward to Torchlight II, reports Eurogamer. The team doesn’t feel threatened by the game – not from a “we’re too big to care” standpoint, but from the standpoint that they enjoy playing it and get inspired to make Diablo III better from it. It doesn’t hurt Torchlight was developed by the original Diablo team.