Max Schaefer's Studio Needs More Time
The Torchlight Frontiers release date won't be in 2019. A quick Google search still shows "Available 2019" in the website's title at the time of writing, but the main man behind the project says that we're going to be waiting a little longer for this ambitious new project from Max Schaefer.
If you haven't yet heard of Torchlight Frontiers, it was quietly announced a couple of years ago as a successor to Torchlight 2 with some major changes. Rather than serving as a peer-to-peer action role-playing game, it would instead feature a persistent world and be closer to an MMORPG in many respects. It's an ambitious step up for the cartoony Diablo-like and was originally intended to be out before the end of the year. Unfortunately, it seems that it just won't make it in time.
Torchlight Frontiers Release Date Still Unknown
Speaking to PC Gamer, Echtra Games' founder (and Diablo veteran) Max Schaefer said that while development is making solid progress, it's not going to be out before the end of 2019 as was originally planned.
"We have not updated [the Torchlight Frontiers release date] yet which we probably should," Schaefer said in a conversation with PC Gamer. "But we don't have really specific things to say. We're doing some changes to the game right now that is kind of hard to pin down."
"We don't really have better information to give yet," he added. "So that's kind of why we've been waiting. But obviously it's not going to make it right away. It's plugging along and it's getting better every day. And we're really excited about it. It's just we're kind of waiting for the right time to like, come out with another big news dump about what's going on."
So, there you have it. If you were hoping to get your hands on Torchlight Frontiers before 2019 is out, you're out of luck. Hopefully, we'll be able to get our hands on this intriguing new game next year. In the meantime, we'll have to wait for that "big news dump" Max Schaefer is talking about. Keep an eye on the Torchlight Frontiers website for more to come.
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