Torchlight Frontiers Has Changed into Torchlight 3
The previously announced free-to-play shared-world spin-off of the Torchlight series called Torchlight Frontiers has changed into Torchlight 3 as announced by Echtra Games. The game is now being overhauled into an ARPG just like the previous Torchlight games.
Max Schaefer the CEO of Echtra Games explained why the sudden shift of plans for the game. He said, “During the development, you often discover what type of product a game was meant to be and we found Torchlight Frontiers was meant to be a true successor to Torchlight I & II,” Schaefer added, “Based on this and extensive feedback from our Alpha testers, we decided it was time to take the game back to its roots and model it after the classic Torchlight games that ARPG fans have come to love. We’d like to thank our dedicated player base for supporting us and providing such insightful feedback during early development.”
Get to watch the complete announcement video below:
Max Schaefer is from Runic Games and is one of the creators of the Torchlight series. Runic Games closed in 2017 and Echtra Games continued the series.
Not quite sure as to what reaction would fans have about this news. The announcement back in 2018 about a new Torchlight game did excite the fans. Making it more appealing is that it is a free-to-play shared-world experience. However, if the shift to being the third outing of the series would end up great, then fans wouldn’t definitely mind the change.
Torchlight 3 is no longer a free-to-play game. It is expected to launch sometime this year on Steam. The price for it is yet to be announced.