Even with Torchlight II
newly released, people are already wondering what's in store for Runic Games
in the future. A handful of questions about what comes next popped up in a recent Runic Games AMA
, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun
sat down with CEO Max Schaefer
to talk about the future.
If there is to be a Torchlight
MMO, it will look radically different
from most MMOs out there today. "We don't just want to make the standard MMO in the Torchlight universe. We want to change up the genre and put a unique stamp on it," said Schaefer of the Runic dev team. While the possibility of a new and different sort of MMO in the Torchlight
universe exists, that's not what the team has its sights set on yet. Schaefer said that the devs "might be so tired of making Torchlight that we're kind of burned out" and may very well choose to do something outside of the Torchlight
world entirely for now.