The lights are on
Gamescom attendants might have been more interested in trying out Torchlight II, but that wasn't the only news for fans of the fledgling series to get excited about. Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer revealed that the company is planning to release the original Torchlight on consoles soon.
Speaking with Joystiq, Schaefer stated that they're currently in talks with Microsoft and Sony to get Torchlight out on XBLA and PSN by the holidays. Schaefer had expressed interest in releasing a console version of the loot-heavy action/RPG earlier this year, so it's nice to see their plan is coming to fruition. The CEO also told Joystiq that Torchlight has sold over 750,000 copies on PC, and reportedly confessed that piracy has been a problem for the game -- something that shouldn't be much of an issue with a downloadable release on consoles.
If you're skeptical whether a console version of Torchlight will be worth the wait, check out our review of the PC release, which reviewer Adam Biessener called the "best Diablo clone in years." We'll bring you more news on Torchlight as Runic Games' plans continue to take shape.
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I would totally buy this.
Make fun all you want, but I've been waiting for this game to come out on consoles.
hopefully they will bring torchlight 2 to consoles as well
I was thinking about checking this game out but never got around to it. Since I loved Diablo 2 so much, I would heavily consider buying this if it went to consoles.
I'd love to get this on Xbox! I love Diablo clones!
Man there are some really amazing arcade games as of late and I am loving it.
Awesome. I really wanted to play this.
Dude, that's awesome. I'm definitely buying this.
This game was awesome for pc and i cant wait for 360 version. Hopefully we'll have some multiplayer?
definate PSN purchase
Looks good. Deathspank was a good enough of a diablo clone on xbox hopefully this will step it up a notch.
I'll be interested to see how this turns out. I wonder if they'll add co-op.
I might try it.
Consider me interested.
I may have to check this one out!
There making a great desicion aiming Torchlight for consoles by holidays. They will atract customers during the high holidays and sell more copies to make a profit. I can't wait to play it on Xbox Live arcade.
I was waiting for this game to arrive on consoles - sweet news!
P L E A S E release this on xbla. I am begging you. You have my micro$oft points, here: *hands them a $#!+load of M$ points*
Just started playin this game on Steam and lovin it. I will def get console version cause I prefer controllers and my 360. Lookin forward to Torchlight 2 and some good ole co-op!