Speaking to Digital Spy
, Runic CEO Max Schaefer revealed that Torchlight 2
will likely miss its original May–June release window. According to Schaefer, the game will now "probably" be released this July. Apparently the time Runic had to spend on the extra interface design for the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade version of Torchlight
is to blame for the sequel's delay, though Schaefer noted that development is "going great" otherwise.
Schaefer added that Torchlight 2
should receive some "optimizations and technical improvements," originally created for the XBLA Torchlight
. Notably, the sequel should now benefit from reduced load times and improved animation. The XBLA version of Torchlight
will be released on March 9