Runic boss Max Schafer has confirmed that the Torchlight MMO won't require a subscription to play.
Schafer told Charge Shot that having subs for the game would have put it up against WoW.
"I don’t think really anyone can do [subscriptions] any more, because pretty much everyone that does subscriptions has one for WoW," he said.
The Torchlight MMO was announced back in 2009, but was put on the backburner for development of Torchlight II. Perfect World Co is to publish the game worldwide.
Runic recently launched the original Torchlight for 360, with Torchlight II due sometime this summer.