Gamescom 2018: Torchlight Frontiers’ demo sparks interested queries


The team at Echtra Games certainly has its hands full with showing off Torchlight Frontiers at Gamescom and fielding countless questions from fans and the media. There have been so many topics broached, in fact, that the team has written down a list of them to serve as fodder for future blog posts. Our favorite? “How are you going to not-suck at monetization?”

Echtra did share a few tidbits from the show floor, including a promise to stream from the office, news of an upgrade fort (player housing) edit mode, the addition of consumable potions in-game, and class portraits for the Dusk Mage and the Forged.

Next up for the team is a showing at PAX West next week, so expect to hear a lot more about this upcoming MMO between the two events. Some lucky ducks got to play the game in person at Gamescom this week, and fortunately at least one of these intelligent mallards had the foresight to record the fun. Check it out below!

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Yes yes yes!

Indigo Salma

Please make it buy to play.
I’m nervous about the cash shop…..

Arsin Halfmoon

I think its all in our minds. I think a traditional model might work with it well too. I honestly think considering how traditional torchlight is, they might just do that.

But im giving them the benefit of the doubt


It’ll be Traditional all right. Traditional PWE Cash Shop Extravaganza.


Years ago when considering which new games to buy I looked at the game itself and made a decision based on if it looked good, nowadays thought the first thing I look at before considering a game is the payment model. So for several years now if there is even a hint of P2W, lootbox gambling or unfairness in the cash shop I don’t even bother looking into a game any further.

Subscription or at the very least B2P with a non P2W cash shop is what I’m hoping for or its just another game for the miss pile. The realist in me says its going to be F2P however.


I hear ya. But Im sure they will have several options for it if their smart about it. I mean lowering the bar of entry by making it ftp is a good move but so is throwing in starter editons ( also known as; trap editions), Standard ed, Deluxe ed, etc.


P2W games can’t survive anymore, Western players have developed a high intolerance towards P2W during the last couple of years. I’ve been playing Asian F2P FPS games since 2010 and I must tell you, the last couple of releases make sure to explicitly state with all capitals and flashy neons that they don’t have P2W. That’s how scared they are. And if Asian games are afraid to have P2W anymore, then you can rest assured that Western ones won’t either, but if this game happens to be published by PWE, then anything is possible.

Castagere Shaikura

Here’s a another stream i found on youtube.


I am so happy they’re making this game.

Both Torchlight games are absolutely fun and adorable, real gems. I still find myself returning to Torchlight II from time to time for a couple of hours of fun.

If they just stick to the old formula and add a few nice additions here and there (player housing and so on) it’s almost impossible that this game will not be good.

I just hope the don’t screw it all up with greedy monetization.


It sounds to me like they’ve made some really great design choices! Dont get me wrong I like player-housing (fort edit mode) its just never implemented in a satisfactory way in mmos, like, ever.

Vamen Dbarr

Not even Wildstar or EverQuest 2 or ESO?

Logan Kellum

I’m super excited for this! This is the ARPG we deserve