Torchlight III may have had a bumpy early access launch this month, but Echtra Games is hoping to turn its fortunes around with next week’s update. Not only will the content patch add in the third and final act to the game, Echonok, but it’s going to be packed with “18 pages” of fixes and adjustments to improve the online ARPG as well as the return of the contracts and fame systems.
In a new state of the game post, Echtra CEO Max Schaefer acknowledged the rough start and said that it is going to take the early access period “seriously.”
“When someone says we’ve missed the mark on something, you know deep down if they’re right,” Schaefer wrote. “You’ve been right a lot. So after the first several days of your input, we took stock of where we were, and set out on an ambitious, exciting, and player-focused plan to address the substantive and insightful recommendations you’ve been making.”
Among the major adjustments coming on June 30th is a change to the controversial lifebound mechanic. Schaefer posted that this will become an “opt-in” system rather than “opt-out.”