From that alpha testing, the feedback they received, which they agreed with Diablo Gold, was that Torchlight Frontiers should be tweaked and turned into full-blown Torchlight 3 rather. This also has a model modification, as Frontiers was likely to become a free-to-play MMORPG, but has become a”premium” pay-up-front title rather, which I doubt many gamers will worry about.
Back when Diablo was the ARPG around, its two main rivals were Torchlight and Path of Exile, two very different takes on the same idea. I gravitated more toward Torchlight, as it felt more rewarding and less complicated than it had been to learn the intricacies of PoE. Suffice to say I am extremely eager to see what Torchlight 3 will be like with a twist into MMORPG land.
We are aware that Torchlight 3 will probably be published some time in 2020, meaning that yes, it is going to get before Diablo 4 and scratch that itch for a while. Torchlight was not a series I put a ton of time into (“only” a few hundred hours, maybe), compared to Diablo, but a full-on sequel definitely gets me more excited than Frontiers and whatever its f2p gimmicks would have been.
We are currently heading toward a spot full of much more games than ever. Destiny two, Borderlands 3, The Division 2, Warframe, an Anthem revamp, Godfall, Diablo 4 and buy Diablo Immortal Gold Torchlight 3. Guy, I am going to have to make some choices here coming up although this is my genre. But that’s a fantastic problem to have, I guess.