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Torchlight II delayed, 2012 release looks likely

Thursday, 17th November 2011 19:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Torchlight 2 has been officially delayed, according to a post from Runic Games president Travis Baldree on the game’s official website.

According to Baldree, getting a game of Torchlight II’s scope “up to the quality and polish level” the firm wants is “going to take a little longer”, especially with a small beta planned before release.

“The first Torchlight was released in record time, but it had plenty of issues that a little more development could have resolved,” he said. “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… Right now our job is to ensure that the quality level is consistent all the way to the end.”

Until then, Baldree suggests gamers play some of the “awesome games” available now until Torchlight II releases.

Hopefully, the delay won’t cause anyone to die, or anything.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. Cyph0n

    Oh, come on. It’s as if they’re telling us to go ahead and buy Diablo III and enjoy that instead. I don’t mean to say that Torchlight is better than Diablo, or vice-versa for that matter, but each of them has it’s own.. flavor. Torchlight is cartoony and a tad more enjoyable, whilst Diablo is more realistic and mature.

    I’ll still be buying both of them though.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. HauntaVirus

    For fucks sake…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. fearmonkey

    I would normally go boo hiss at this news, but im too busy playing skyrim for the rest of the year anyway. I can wait for a better game.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Never saw this coming.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Se_7_eN

    Wait… So a team member died then!? Because we were told that is the ONLY way it wasn’t coming this year…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Blerk

    :-(

    #6 2 years ago