Is Torchlight a Multiplayer game?



  • I loved Diablo II when I was younger, and now I (just) noticed Torchlight.

    Is Torchlight a multiplayer game? Does it support co-operative mode?



  • It's not a multiplayer game. They focused only on a single player for now.

    They are currently working on a MMO which will be based on the same engine.

    More details on the Wikipedia page:

    Max Schaefer, Runic Games CEO and former Mythos executive producer, explained the reasoning behind releasing both a single player game and an MMO. The single player game is intended to introduce the Torchlight game world to the public ahead of the MMO. Further, it would allow the team to get a released game under their belts sooner than if they had immediately started on the MMO. Also, while the Torchlight MMO will be a separate game, it will share the same action RPG gameplay and some of the art assets developed for the single player game.

    The MMO will feature some different game mechanics and a wider variety of environments, including a shared "over-world." Runic has entered into a partnership with Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World Co., Ltd. to publish the MMO worldwide.

    Because the MMO is planned to be free-to-play, it can be seen as a "free MMO upgrade" to the single-player Torchlight game.

    For the persons interested, even more details in an interview given to Gamasutra.


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