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Runic Games has “no plans” to bring Torchlight 2 to current or next-gen consoles

Thursday, 5th September 2013 21:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Runic Games has said it doesn’t have any plans to bring Torchlight 2 to consoles, a representative for the company has told VG247.

When asked whether the firm had plans to bring the RPG over to current or next-gen systems, we were told there were “no plans for Torchlight 2 on consoles,” as noted above.

The original Torchlight was released on Xbox 360 back in March 2011, after being announced for the console as well as PlayStation 3 in August 2010; however, since Microsoft became the acting publisher for the XBLA release, the PS3 version was scrapped.

When asked what other nuggets of wonder were being concocted in the bubbling stew over at Runic, we were told that the firm wasn’t at liberty to “share yet what may be in development,” but they’d be happy to let us known when something concrete was ready to be announced.

Last we heard, Ruinc Games was still planning to release a Mac version of Torchlight 2, but it had run into some “unexpected complexities” with it simultaneously alongside its “scramble to ramp up on [its] next project and get it moving forward.”

A date or any further details to share regarding the Mac port of Torchlight 2 were unavailable.

Runic announced that back in June that Torchlight 2 had sold over 2 million copies since its release on PC in September 2012.

The milestone was hit during the Steam Summer Gateway sale, and we know Pat contributed at least €5 to the Torchlight 2 pot during that time.

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4 Comments

  1. Biscuitpants

    sheeiiitt a hope it does come to consoles

    #1 12 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    As nice as it is for console owners, I just can’t imagine it sold that well. First, it’s an indie game, and those don’t seem to have the market there; and secondly, it didn’t have any of the vast amount of mods that add so much more life and length to Torchlight.

    Looking at the Steam Workshop right now, it’s kind of obvious why this is true. I think anyone interested in Torchlight II would be better off getting a netbook or low end PC on the cheap and playing it that way.

    I’m really looking forward to the day we get open platform consoles. Modding on the PC continues to be amazing. Even the recent Saints Row IV has had no end of fixes and mods.

    I’m just longing for that to happen, really.

    It sucks for console owners that they can’t enjoy it, and it’s really just the greed of Sony and Microsoft that gets in the way of that, because they want to gate and control everything for their own profit. The sooner the Steam Box happens, the better.

    Nothing against consoles, I’ve always liked them (since the 8-bit era). Just saying that the lack of an open platform console sucks for console users because it means no mods.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. Llewelyn_MT

    @2: A netbook wouldn’t run Torchlight 2. You need a notebook with non-Intel graphics card.

    I think Runic would be better off developing a new game than going for the console port. The game’s strength lies in the mods.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Arnvidr

    Torchlight 2 runs just fine on my notebook with Intel graphics…

    #4 12 months ago

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