Perfect World announced Torchlight Frontiers, a new entry in the Torchlight series. Apparently it'll be "shared, persistent & dynamically generated world" where you can "team up with friends & other players, or venture alone". I'm not sure what they mean by shared world, will it work like PoE or will you actually be able to find random players in the dungeons.

It's being created by Echtra Games which is lead by the former Runic co-founder and apparently has developers that previously worked on Diablo and Torchlight games. It's yet unknown will it be free to play or buy to play and honestly I'm not sure which one of the two I'd rather have it be. With F2P it might have bad micro-t system, while by being B2P it might not get a large long-lasting community like PoE.

I have to say I'm not really a Torchlight fan, mostly due to weak story and lore and small amount of good builds for each class due to good deal of skills simply being inferior to certain other skills (I got spoiled by PoE which has large amount of fun builds for each class). I did like the artstyle though, among some other features like having a pet and being able to fish (albeit fishing is nowhere near as fun as it was in Fate games where you could "fish out" equipment such as weapons and armors).

But I am looking forward to this game, taken they don't screw it up. After the constant stream of battle royale games (which is a genre I don't enjoy at all) and what not I'm glad we're finally getting another online dungeon crawler RPG.

You can take a look at the announcement trailer here

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Are you looking forward to this game?

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As a fan of Torchlight games, absolutely!
Not a fan of Torchlight games, but we definitely need more multiplayer dungeon crawlers.
Not at all, Torchlight games were bad and this one will be too.
I'm not interested in that genre.
Who needs dungeon crawlers with all of these battle royale games?

The Torchlight games were great, but, "shared, persistent & dynamically generated world" ruins it for me. Not interested :(

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Well that depends on what they mean by that. Dynamically generated world might just mean randomly generated maps for dungeon instances like in previous Torchlight games.

As for the shared part, I think sharing the world with other players so you can easily team up every now and then is nice, especially for when you want to tackle dungeons with hard or annoying monsters and bosses.

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After the pleasant surprise of Torchlight 2, i totally will get this.
I don't get why Perfect World did the trouble of closing Runic and then reopening it again with the same IP and the same people, changing only the name of the studio. It looks fishy, but i'm interested nonetheless.

Anyway i'm expecting a standard game - no dlcs, no f2p, no modern day bullshit, just old school quality like previous Runic games.

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I can't vote. I LOVED the Torchlight games, but HATE Perfect World. Expect nothing but a pay fest from them.

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Loved both games but that online crap not for me really. Perfect World speciality is MMO, so i expect another grind-demanding game with pay2win transactions.

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I liked Torchlight.
However I hope that "or venture alone" means I won't have to see other players at all, like a singleplayer instance. Otherwise I'm not touching this.

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Well after original studio was closed by Perfect World I don't think this new tittle will have the essence of the previous ones, as Perfect World wan to focus on online games as a service. Let's wait and see.

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No option for 'Torchlight was great but this sounds meh'?

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It didn't cross my mind. I'm a bit surprised with the amount of people who aren't interested in this simply because it'll be online, even though it apparently will be a game you can just play on your own.

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I enjoyed Torchlight 2 and hope that this one will be good too.

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Torchlight 2 was good, but if they will turn it into MMO, I'll pass. If it will be possible to play with small group of friends without interaction with other players, than it may be worth buying.

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Oh great! Another series RUINED by trying to make an "MMO"

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in the poll is missing: YES to Torchlight and Torchlight 2 and NO to MMO

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+1 vote for "I liked Torchlight 2 but have absolutely no interest in MMO torchlight"

4 days ago
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Another person here who isn't thrilled with the idea of Torchlight in MMO mode.

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Missing an option "I liked Torchlight games, but I'm not interested in this one". I still have other proper hack&slash games to beat, and some, like Grim Dawn, are already structured like a mmo & grindy enough, so I don't feel like getting another one of those.

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I liked Torchlight 1 & 2, and I would have been interested in this one if it wasn't for the "shared, persistent & dynamically generated world". I'm only mildly interested in it, and I'll wait for more information to be revealed before judging it.

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