Torchlight 2 Developers Admit to Concerns about Diablo 3, Resolved to Produce “Best Darn Game [They] Can Make”

The Torchlight 2 developers issued a news, and we can’t wait to play.

The developers followed with an admission of the concerns raised by Diablo 3, and a reaffirmation of their commitment to produce a quality product:

We know a lot of you are worried about us. We’ve heard what you’re saying, and sure we’ve had similar discussions. But we began making the first Torchlight in 2008 when development on Diablo III was already underway. We didn’t let that be a reason that we couldn’t make an RPG. We made the commitment to create a game we loved to play. That’s what’s important to us, and that’s why we go to work every day.

Our commitment is the same today. It doesn’t matter what gets announced, or who gets elected, or if there’s a zombie attack.

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We want you to have the best darn game we can make. We’re pretty sure that we want this game out more than anyone (not just so that we can resume a normal sleep schedule!) – but we are going to do it right. That’s our commitment to you, and to ourselves.

You know, that almost sounds like Blizzard’s age-old mantra of releasing a quality product when it’s ready, regardless of how long it takes. A mantra they’ve apparently abandoned to rush out Diablo 3…

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4 Comments on Torchlight 2 Developers Admit to Concerns about Diablo 3, Resolved to Produce “Best Darn Game [They] Can Make”

Dick Grayson

On March 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

This is awesome.

SXO

On March 20, 2012 at 6:27 am

I don’t think the devs have anything to be worried about. Everyone I personally know that has played the Diablo III beta (or whatever it is right now) has been less than impressed. None of them said it’s bad, but none of them are quite taken with it. Torchlight on the other hand was thrilling tons of them back when it came out, so I can only imagine that the sequel will only do better.

Somedood

On March 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

@SXO

I don’t know about the people you personally know but I wok in an IT office full of geeks and we are ALL overly excited. What’s not to be impressed with? It’s D2 with more items, content and polished graphics – What more can you ask for?

Besides that, basing an entire game off 1 hour of play (or 13 levels) really isn’t a fair argument.

Diohja

On March 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Rush out diablo 3??!?!!? the game is being worked on for 4 years! Believe me, I loved torchlight and will also love torchlight 2 but dont expect diablo 3 wont be a hit, because it will! Blizzard has NEVER released a unacomplished/ready game. Im pretty sure that with 4 years and 7 months of of beta testing diablo 3 wont be the first. Its just too bad for torchlight 2, cause unfortunately not many diablo 3 players (of millions) will have (or want) time to spend on torchlight 2. I know I will, but thats me.