Torchlight 2 release pushed to 2012
We haven’t heard much about Torchlight 2 recently, and it seems there’s a very good reason for that. Runic Games have officially confirmed that their game will not be making a 2011 release, as previously expected.
In a blog post on the game’s official site, Runic’s Travis Baldree had this to say:
The first Torchlight was released in record time, but it had plenty of issues that a little more development could have resolved. We didn’t have the resources at the time to give Torchlight that treatment. Right at this moment though, we do have those resources for the sequel, and we feel strongly that we should apply them to make this the best game we can make and hopefully one that you’ll enjoy and continue to want to play in the future. We’ve probably had 18 months of full development time on it so far – not excessively long yet, as far as that goes. The amount of time we need to take it the rest of the way is relatively small.
We feel pretty safe in saying that if you enjoyed Torchlight at all, this sequel is superior in every respect. Right now our job is to ensure that the quality level is consistent all the way to the end.
Besides, you’re all playing Skyrim right now anyway, aren’t you? Or Battlefield 3? Or Uncharted 3? Or Saints Row 3? Or Arkham City? Or Skyward Sword? Or Minecraft? Or Modern Warfare 3? Or Dark Souls? Or Assassin’s Creed Revelations?
Baldree does make a good point – given the raft of Triple A titles that have been released over the last few weeks, it seems silly to add another game to that release window. No mention was made as to a new release date, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear anything.