Torchlight Frontiers Announcement Expands the Torchlight Universe

By Kelly Packard, 4 months ago
Torchlight Frontiers has been announced. This entry into the Torchlight series is set in the same universe and can be experienced by many players at the same time. It sounds like an MMO, especially with Perfect World Entertainment of Neverwinter and Star Trek Online publishing the title, but developer Echtra Games is straying away from calling Frontiers that, describing the environment as a "shared, persistent and dynamically generated world."

According to Max Schaefer, CEO of Echtra Games and formerly of Runic Games, Torchlight's original developer, "evolving the Torchlight universe into a shared world has always been a goal for the franchise." In the game, players can "team up with friends and devoted pets to hack and slack their way through a vibrant world, discover ancient ruins of lost civilizations and brave dungeons filled with riches and dangerous creatures."

Details are still slim, however; the official trailer doesn't have any gameplay, and a handful of screenshots doesn't show much. More information will be released at August's Gamescom and September's PAX West.

Torchlight Frontiers is expected to release in 2019. Players can enroll in a beta on the game's official website.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Torchlight Frontiers achievements.
Credit for this story goes to AboveHunter
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.