Perfect World Entertainment has announced that it is developing Torchlight Frontiers, the next iteration of the Torchlight action-RPG franchise.
Torchlight Frontiers is under development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Perfect World Entertainment’s most recently established studio, Echtra Games, at the helm. Perfect World Entertainment said: “Set in the same beloved Torchlight universe from Torchlight I and II, this shared-world action-RPG brings back many of the franchise’s signature features and mechanics that captured the hearts of ARPG fans around the world.”
Echtra Games’ CEO is the RPG veteran Max Schaefer, who co-founded Runic Games and Blizzard North. Schaefer said: “Evolving the Torchlight universe into a shared world has always been a goal for the franchise, and I’m excited that we’re finally able to make it a reality. Torchlight Frontiers will be a living, breathing universe that will still feel uniquely Torchlight, while we add our own creative spin to the game.”
Perfect World Entertainment added a few details about the game: “Torchlight Frontiers combines the heart of the beloved Torchlight series with a shared, persistent and dynamically generated world. In true Torchlight style, players will 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.”
As yet, there is no news about when Torchlight Frontiers will be released. To keep an eye on developments and sign up for the beta, head to the game’s website.