Runic Games – The Hob and Torchlight studio closed
Only at the end of September, Runic Games had released his last game Hob, now the studio has been closed.
The Chinese Free2Play developer Perfect World Entertainment has closed the studio Runic Games, the developer of games such as Torchlight and Hob, and dismissed most of the staff of the Gigantic Studios Motiga.
Runic boss Marsh Lefler made a statement on the company’s website, thanking the community that has always supported the studio and made it successful. The current focus would now be on the studio family and finding a new place to call “home”.
Perfect World also made a statement about the closure. The decision to shut down Runic Games was “part of an ongoing strategy to focus on online games as a service.” The games of Runic Games (Torchlight, Torchlight 2 and Hob) should remain available, Hob was released in late September 2017.
For Motiga’s dismissals, Perfect World has not given any reasons, but a “core team” of developers would remain in the studio, ensuring that the Free2Play shooter will continue to be available on the supported platforms.