Torchlight II delayed

Torchlight II

Gamers hoping to buy Torchlight II this year are out of luck according to a recent news post on the game’s official site.

Runic Games President Travis Baldree explained that his company needs a little extra time to put some finishing touches on the upcoming title and to properly prepare a beta.

He emphasized the importance of the delay by highlighting how development of the original Torchlight was rushed.

“The first Torchlight was released in record time, but it had plenty of issues that a little more development could have resolved,” he said. “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.

“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.”

Baldree was quick to point out that there are plenty of other games out there to keep the videogame community busy though, listing recent releases such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

The man does have a point. Hopefully by the time Torchlight II comes out people will have caught up on the holiday rush of videogame releases.

[Torchlight II Official Site]


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