Torchlight Frontiers is an upcoming free-to-play dungeon crawler hack and slash role-playing game and the third game in the Torchlight series. It is being developed by American studio Echtra Games and published by Perfect World Entertainment.
Torchlight Frontiers is an action role-playing game where the player controls a character in a high fantasy world.
Torchlight Frontiers will be a massively multiplayer online game, introducing large surface levels that allow players to join together to fight monsters that respawn over time, and travel between the game’s primary dungeons, many of which are procedurally generated. Players can party together to explore these dungeons. To balance players’ overall abilities, Torchlight Frontiers uses item-based experience levels rather than player-based levels.
The Torchlight series was originally developed by Runic Games; the first game, Torchlight, was a single-player only game released in 2009, and its sequel, Torchlight II, released in 2012, added in cooperative play between (up to) six players. Runic was founded by several video game industry veterans with experience from action role-playing games (ARPGs) like Diablo, Hellgate: London, and Fate, many of whom had been at Flagship Studios at the time of its closure in 2008. Flagship had been developing Mythos, another action RPG but with significant massively multiplayer online (MMO) components.