Will team up with CSR Racing dev on brand-new job.
FarmVille publisher Zynga has actually gotten Torchlight 3 designer Echtra Games for a concealed amount.
Echtra Games will now sign up with Zynga’s portfolio of studios and deal with CSR Racing designer NaturalMotion on “a brand-new, yet to be revealed RPG for cross-platform play”.
In a declaration on the purchase, reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Zynga employer Frank Gibeau stated Echtra would assist grow Zynga’s numerous mobile franchises to PC and console audiences.
Echtra Games was established in 2016 by Max Schaefer, a co-founder of initial Torchlight 1 and 2 designer Runic Games and veteran of the Diablo series.
Torchlight 3, the studio’s only video game up until now, got here in October in 2015. It was a little untidy upon arrival, however normally favored.
“Max and his group at Echtra Games are accountable for a few of the most famous video game residential or commercial properties ever developed, and they are specialists in the action RPG category and cross-platform advancement,” Gibeau stated. “This acquisition will contribute in growing our renowned licenses and brand names from mobile to PCs and consoles, while assisting to even more broaden Zynga’s overall addressable market.”
There’s no reference of what this indicates for the future of the Torchlight series.