Runic Games' Max Schaefer
is preparing for the release of Torchlight II
, but that didn't stop him from looking to the future for the franchise. In an interview
, Schaefer teased that the eventual MMO may be "radically different" from what some are expecting.
Schaefer did admit that the MMO isn't a solid lock as of yet. When asked about the next step after Torchlight II
, he said, "We don't know what we're doing in the MMO next or ever or what. That's kind of the big plan is to keep expanding the Torchlight
He did confirm that a Torchlight
MMO would be an action RPG and not a standard MMO setup. "We would not want to do a traditional at all," Schaefer said. "We'd adapt it in many ways to Torchlight
. It'd be an MMO in so far as everyone's playing in the world of Torchlight
, but it may radically different. I think it would keep our creativity alive, not just to do traditional MMO."