The team behind Torchlight 3, Echra Games, is officially acquired by the Zynga mobile game publisher. Zynga was apparently interested in Echra Games because of the team’s pedigree in the game industry. Echtra Games will be immediately implemented with Zynga NaturalMotion on a Currently unexpected Multiplatform RPG. TORCHLIGHT 3 is available now for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Echtra Games has so far released only Torchlight 3, but apparently, that was enough to attract Zynga’s attention. The studio is currently headed by Max Schaefer who has already worked on the first two Diablo titles and all Torchlight titles to date. The Torchlight series has always looked like the Diablo series, so it is normal that Max Schaefer makes the transition with Echra Games joining Zynga.
“Max and his team at Echra Games are responsible for some of the most legendary game properties ever created, and they are experts of the Gender RPG Action and Multiplatform Development,” said Frank Gibeau, Zynga CEO. “This acquisition will help grow our licenses and emblematic trademarks of PCs and consoles while helping to further expand Zynga’s total addressable market. We do not know what to expect from echra games and the next NaturalMotion RPG, but with the mind behind Torchlight 3 on board, it’s in good hands.
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