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Torchlight II Delayed To 2012

by Jim Reilly on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:37 AM

Runic Games today announced Torchlight II is being delayed to next year. A timetable for when it will release has not been revealed. The studio says it need more development time.

"The first Torchlight was released in record time, but it had plenty of issues that a little more development could have resolved," said Runic Games president Travis Baldree in a statement. "We didn't have the resources at the time to give Torchlight that treatment. Right at this moment though, we do have those resources for the sequel, and we feel strongly that we should apply them to make this the best game we can make and hopefully one that you'll enjoy and continue to want to play in the future."

He continued: "We've probably had 18 months of full development time on it so far – not excessively long yet, as far as that goes. The amount of time we need to take it the rest of the way is relatively small. We feel pretty safe in saying that if you enjoyed Torchlight at all, this sequel is superior in every respect. Right now our job is to ensure that the quality level is consistent all the way to the end."

Torchlight II was originally scheduled to launch by the end of 2011.