The team behind the action-RPG Torchlight are making an MMO that will be free-to-play, but supported by microtransactions. They are aiming at making the game as close to a single-player game as they can get it. The focus is the same fighting your way through hordes of monsters with a large number of hugely devastating skills. These skills players will have to have making them useful in a party and make them work together.
Finally, some news on the MMO offshoot of Runic Games’ exceptional (and popular) dungeon-crawler,Torchlight. Speaking with PC Gamer UK for its upcoming cover story on the game, Runic boss Travis Baldree confirmed that this free-to-play, massively-multiplayer apple won’t fall far from its single-player tree.
Saying that the game’s creators are out to make “an MMO that plays as close to single player as we can get it,” Baldree expounded by adding, “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.” Skills that “make [players] useful in a party and make them work together” when not going it solo (Via Joystiq)