My gf and I are genuinely heartbroken that Torchlight 2 won't likely ever be available on XBox Live Arcade. I have dreams that I'm playing it, and then I wake up and it's not there. Neither of our puny, ancient PCs are able to handle it, despite its having fairly undemanding SysReqs. It is said that any computer from the last 5 years should be able to play it. Hers is 6 years old, mine is 7.
But if the XBLA memory limit is all that's keeping it off the 360, then what's keeping Runic from releasing Torchlight 2 physically? Limbo, Minecraft, and Plants vs. Zombies all saw physical releases (with mixed results, but still!). One could claim Runic is too small a company to be able to afford a wide physical release. But Torchlight 2 would sell, darn it, just like its predecessor did, and almost certainly shift enough units to make back publication costs. There are lots and lots of people in 2012, self and gf included, whose whole entire entertainment systems revolve around their consoles, and whose lives would be better, warmer, by the glow of Torchlight 2.
Question, I guess, is: Would you purchase a physical copy of Torchlight 2?