Titan Quest: Immortal Throne, a decade-old ARPG from the now defunct Iron Lore Studios, has received a beta patch that reintegrates multiplayer to the title, along with an assurance that the series is coming to GOG.
The patch itself is not from Crate Studios, the developers behind Grim Dawn and the remnants of Iron Lore, instead the patch is coming from Nordic Games, the original publisher behind Titan Quest.
The release of the beta patch has come as a welcome surprise to fans of the still-active Titan Quest community, which has found itself on unsteady footing since the online servers closed back in 2014 with the demise of GameSpy.
Details of the beta can be found on the Steam forums, along with instructions on how to access the beta itself. Interestingly, the beta itself is not as a bare-bones as it could be, with many improved graphics features worked into the title (possibly because the improvements from Grim Dawn were reworked into the engine?) and other things that players expect from a modern PC title, such as reworked lightning and shader model support.
Regardless, there is a new multiplayer and lobby system, along with support for 1280 x 720p resolution. Players can now also play via LAN if they so wish, and the patch is supposed to work with the immensely popular fan patch without any problems. More updates are on the way, so be sure to check back in the coming weeks.
Titan Quest was the ARPG that people played when they finally got bored of Diablo II in the mid-2000’s, so it is nice to see that it is getting the support that it deserves. Personally, I think Titan Quest: Immortal Throne is quite possibly the best ARPG to ever be released, and if you call yourself an ARPG fan, now is the perfect time to see what the hype is all about.