For those unfamiliar with Torchlight: Infinite, it’s an action-RPG set in a steampunk world where players can choose from one of three character classes – Embermage, Outlander, or Berserker – each with their own unique skills and abilities. In addition to the singleplayer campaign mode, there’s also a co-operative multiplayer mode for up to four players.
Though Torchlight Infinite is being made with mobile in mind, it will also release on PC. In an email interview with GameSpot, producer Liu Heng said Torchlight Infinite will allow for cross-progression. Players will be able to link their data under one account and jump between mobile and PC without losing progress. The PC version will also feature a few additional upgrades beyond the mobile version including more camera options, wider views, and additional control options.
A major question for any free-to-play experience, especially a loot-based one, is how the game is monetized. On that front, Heng explained that purchases in Torchlight Infinite are broken down into two categories. Features like more bag space, talent resets, and auto-looting functionality will be what Heng described as “pay-for-convenience.” New heroes, as well as various cosmetics, will also be available for purchase and fall under what Heng said is “pay-for-content.”
Torchlight Infinite will not sell gear or crafting materials for real money, Heng said. Those items will be “strictly grind-to-get” to ensure a fair experience for all players. Heng made it clear that Torchlight Infinite won’t have any stamina meters or systems that limit player progress either, and said players will have the “freedom to start and end their grinds at will.”
If you’re looking for some fast-paced action and want to try out a new RPG, be sure to check out Torchlight: Infinite during the open beta period!
This is a great opportunity to check out the game and see if it’s for you. If you’re a fan of action RPGs, then you’ll definitely want to give Torchlight:Infinite a try. The game is packed with hours of content, including an all-new procedurally generated dungeon called The Lost City.
Of course, as this is an open beta there may be a few bugs here and there. However, the team behind Torchlight:Infinite are committed to providing a smooth and enjoyable experience for all players. So if you encounter any problems, be sure to let them know via the in-game feedback system.
Torchlight:Infinite’s Pre-registration as of October 11, 2022.
Torchlight: Infinite’s Season Preview
Why Early Access?
“Torchlight: Infinite is a game that supports cross-play between mobile and PC. And due to a multitude of PC-based optimizations that are still being carried out, we need more time to develop the PC version.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“That’s hard to say. Our PC resources are relatively limited, and an official announcement will be made once we are satisfied with the results.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“We hope to release a full version that includes even more content and optimization like better localization, hero balancing, PC client optimization with highly customizable settings, multiplayer modes, more voiced content, a greater variety of hero skills and apparel, etc.”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“At present, the game includes a 10-hour main story and infinitely repeatable late-game dungeons.”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“Torchlight: Infinite is a free-to-play game with in-game purchases, and this will not change in the future.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“We will be focusing on using methods like surveys and community feedback to collect your opinion and suggestions, so please do leave us your comments in our Discord or Steam communities.”