Torchlight, by Runic Games, is an action RPG with a Diablo feel that quite unexpectedly stormed the PC gaming community in late 2009. Currently, there is a Torchlight MMO under development that will be set in the same world as this sleeper hit and to be published by Perfect World Co. Ltd.
Runic president Travis Baldree has revealed some of the plans for the Torchlight MMORPG, stating that “our vision is to have an MMO that plays as close to single player as we can get it. It will have the same focus on relatively fast action: carving your way through hordes of monsters with a large number of hugely devastating skills. The game has to be solo-able, but players will have to have skills that make them useful in a party and make them work together.”- source TenTonHammer
The release date for the Torchlight MMO is late 2012 or early 2013.
“Torchlight from Runic, as mentioned, I think the MMORPG version is going to be – is scheduled to be launched in late 2012 or early 2013, okay?” said Kelvin Lau, CEO of Perfect World in an interview in August 2011.
The Torchlight MMORPG will be free-to-play and use microtransactions.
There is no website specifically for the MMO but you can visit the Runic Game’s official Torchlight website to get the latest news.