Today a few details leaked onto the Web regarding Runic Games’ up coming dungeon crawling MMO based on their smash hit Torchlight.
Currently, Runic Games is planning on having the Torchlight MMO be free-to-play, with funding coming though microtransactions. Also, a main focus of the MMO is to make it feel like a single-player game.
Travis Baldree, president of Runic Games, stated: “our vision is to have an MMO that plays as close to single player as we can get it. It will have the same focus on relatively fast action: carving your way through hordes of monsters with a large number of hugely devastating skills. The game has to be solo-able, but players will have to have skills that make them useful in a party and make them work together.”
In regards to the microtransaction, Baldree added: “I will never, ever buy a microtransaction item. I’m that kind of player. And the game has to be enjoyable for me, too. We don’t want our monetisation stuff to offer ways to skip the game because the game is boring.”
Personally, I’m amped for this game. I’ve never really been that big into MMOs because, like Mr. Baldree, I need some sort of solo component. For those of you who missed out on Torchlight, log onto Steam today; it’s currently $5.
What do you guys think about this? Would you be interested in a Torchlight MMO? How do you feel about the microtransactions? Do you think the Torchlight world is rich enough to support an MMO?