co-founders Travis Baldtree
and Erich Schaefer
have departed the studio responsible for Torchlight
and its sequel. Baldtree announced the decision on the Runic forums, and wrote that he's "super-stoked" to return to indie development and the ability to wear many hats at once.
"I should say from the outset that this is an amicable departure, that I consider the amazing team at Runic my friends and family, and that it is a privilege that they've let me get away with running the place for this long," he explained.
VG247 reports that Erich Schaefer's brother Max, a fellow Blizzard North
alum, is staying on as Runic's CEO.