Torchlight Frontiers brings the series back as a "shared-world action-RPG"

Torchlight Frontiers

Details beyond that are pretty slim, but Perfect World says Frontiers "combines the heart of the beloved Torchlight series with a shared, persistent and dynamically generated world".

The first Torchlight game was released in 2009 with its sequel coming in 2012.

Announcement of the closure prompted Runic studio head Marsh Lefler to reassure the public, stating "you haven't heard the last of us".

Torchlight Frontiers has been announced as a shared-world action-RPG set in the same universe as Torchlight 1 and 2. This morning's press release confirmed that Runic Games and Blizzard North co-founder Max Schaefer is leading development on the project, and his team is comprised of developers who were also close to Diablo and the original Torchlight games.

Additional details about Torchlight Frontiers will be revealed at a later date.

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Torchlight Frontiers will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.

This is undoubtedly great news, as the original developers of Torchlight, Runic, shut down around nine months ago.

The latest iteration will be a shared-world action-RPG, bringing back numerous features and mechanics the Torchlight series is known for, with Schaefer assembling "an all-star team of developers", according to Perfect World Senior Vice President, Yoon Im. You go out on an adventure, you kill monsters, and you find loot. "The team is building something truly special, and we can't wait for fans to play it for the first time at Gamescom and PAX West", he said.

"What we wanted to do with this one was two things", Echtra Games CEO Max Schaefer tells IGN. Torchlight Frontiers is definitely still a Torchlight game, don't worry.

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