Torchlight 3 and Diablo 3 Release: Blizzard’s impossible task

By Peter Chubb - Aug 24, 2010

The news that Torchlight 3 would make it to release before Diablo 3 (Video gameplay from Gamescom) has come as a shock to most, and we do have to wonder why that it? Max Schaefer from Runic Games made the remark in jest, but it seems to have become the subject of a few comments on Joystiq.

Schaefer believes that the reason why they will beat Blizzard to a third installment of their game is because they have an efficient team, and the quick turnaround of the past two Torchlight games is proof of that.

The Runic CEO also told Alexander Sliwinski from Joysiq that Blizzard has an impossible task, as they will make Diablo 3 an epic game and will aim to make it bigger an better than any previous version – and there lies the problem.

Doing this will make it very difficult for them, as they want the next version of Diablo to be perfect, and we all know that takes time. Do you think that Torchlight 3 will beat Diablo 3 to a release?

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  • trahcwolf

    Diablo 3 will be out soon.
    Yes, I'm sure. Blizzard has said so for years.
    And yes it will be perfect.
    It will be out when the Ps5 comes out.

  • Dave

    Give me three people that play Blizzard games that now of a game called Torchlight.
    Competition? Lulz? Blizzard's only problems with D3 is the time it's taking them to get a release date and will there be enough copies for everyone who wants D3? 😛

  • Anthony

    Ok who cares about torchlight 2. Diablo 3 is the one. I have not got a non-mmorpg game on my computers(got three comps, got one in 2001, one in 2005, and one this year) since like 2002. diablo 1 and 2 and a cpl other shitty titles are all i got, and the only non-mmorpg game i care to get fo my pc in the next 4 years at least(if not longer) is Diablo 3 🙂

  • m3kw

    Yeah I'll bet Diablo 3 will beat Torchlight 3! LOL. doche!

  • jSlides

    Torchlight II is coming out ealy 2011. The guy from Runic games was joking that Blizzard is so slow that they will put out two iterations of torchlight (3 if you count the MMO version) in the time it takes Blizzard release Diablo 3.

  • meh

    and the quick turnaround of the past two Torchlight games is proof of that. ?? what 2? as of now there is only 1 thats released

  • Dan


  • Mike

    Don't you mean Torchlight 2?

  • unLocke

    I’m tired of reading news alerts from sites that do not know what they are talking about.

    Its Torchlight 2 that may come out before Diablo 3.

    Torchlight 3 doesn’t exist.

    Do your homework please.

    • damien

      moron he is stating that bliizard takes so long on their games that by the time d3 comes out there will be a 3rd torchlight

  • Aaron

    What the hell is Torchlight?

  • david

    i think torchlight 3 will possibly come out before d3 but i would be teribly upset i been waiting a lifetime it seems for diablo3…come on blizzard you can do it