Runic Games planning for Torchlight on XBLA/PSN

#1 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

 Runic Games had dreams of putting Torchlight on Xbox Live Arcade, then it put "serious effort" into a console version and now the studio is hoping to have the game out by this holiday for PSN and XBLA. Runic CEO Max Schaefer told Joystiq at Gamescom today, "We're trying, we're talking [to Sony and Microsoft] and we hope to get that done quickly." Although there's no release window, he told us it'll "hopefully" be available "by the holidays."

Schaefer also told us the game has now sold over 750,000 units and is en route to a million. The RPG reached the half-million milestone back in May after launching in October, following a tiny development time of 10 months. If the sales figure seems a bit low, the executive mentioned that piracy has been an issue, but they have no way of tracking how many illegal copies were made.

As for Torchlight 2 on consoles, Schaefer told us Runic will "try" to get the multiplayer sequel to consoles sometime after the PC and Mac release.

Joystiq article
#2 Posted by SSully (4189 posts) -

I really dont see it working on consoles. But then again death spank is kind of similar in mechanics. Either way i hope its a good port, because people really should play this game. 

#3 Posted by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -

I really hope they do port the game as I would rather play on XBL.

#4 Edited by Axersia (1616 posts) -

If they ever release the original on PSN I'd totally re-buy it even though I've already bought two Steam copies of it (one was a gift). I could see it working just fine if they use one of the analog sticks to aim your spells like the Dark Alliance series or add a lock-on feature like Sacred 2.

#5 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

That's great news. And lol at the piracy excuse.

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