Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic

Source : Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic

China-based publisher Perfect World this week laid off most of Motiga, the developer of the hero shooter Gigantic, and shut down Runic Games, the studio behind the popular action-RPG Torchlight and the recently released puzzle-platformer Hob. Both game developers were based in Seattle.

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RIP Runic Games, the developer of Torchlight and Hob
Oh for fuck's sake
fuck this whole fucking year
Nooooo. Noooo. Noooooo!!!!
NOOOOOOOOOO
Oh, *fuck*. I didn't know Runic was part of the same umbrella as Motiga. Again, we're hiring at ArenaNet!…
Yikes. It's never been a better time to play videogames, but it's a very dangerous time to make them.
My heart goes out to Runic. What a great studio. :(
This is a punch to the gut. Runic made some truly magical games with Torchlight.
Студия, основанная выходцами из Blizzard, увы, закрылась. Разработчики Torchlight и совсем недавно вышедшей Hob
"closed...Runic Games as part of the company’s continued strategy to focus on online games as a service" Another ca…
Oh no, and so closely after the wonderful Hob.
This sucks big time, especially considering what hugely successful games Runic made in the past :(
Damn. Hob foi bem celebrado esse ano, mas pelo jeito não foi o bastante pra Perfect World manter o estúdio
О закрытии студии выходец Близзард стало известно во время церемонии открытия BlizzCon. OUCH.
jesus this is a huge bummer :(
Notícia ruim. Mas acho que não muito surpreendente em relação a Runic
Urgh more layoffs. I hope everyone involved lands on their feet!
Oh shit. Another one bites the dust. 2017 ain't keen for devs.
This is some depressing shit. The industry is worse off without these creative powerhouses.
Oh no! @LuCiG3N @DjGeofix
Some of the worst industry news in years. One of my favorite developers and excellent people too. What a shame.
So sad to hear. A talented indie team for sure. Hoping everyone lands on their feet.
This is a bummer -- I really liked both Torchlight games.
This sucks. Runic were a great studio.
No me jodas, que mal!! 😖
Oh shit, RIP Torchlight. 😭
Welp A shame, Torchlight 2 was a pretty great RPG
sad to hear this, hope all the talented people who lost their jobs at Runic get hired by other teams as soon as pos…
Esto ha pasado porque compré el juego el otro día :(
Me tienen que estar hueveando... :(
CRAP NO STOP, CRAP. NO. STOP. FUCK.
Pretty sad about this, I fucking adored Torchlight 1 + 2.
😔 The potential for development w/ many of my favorite game styles has taken such a brutal hit this week. (Hob, Mat…
Super sad news.
Noooooo Torchlight 1and 2 were so good!! #RIPRunic
RIP Runic :-(
another studio sacrificed to online games.
Dammit, I love Torchlight.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Runic Games, the great minds behind Torchlight, Torchlight II and the wonderful Hob are closing😢
😭 Time to go clickbinge some Torchlight.
Oh fuck. :(
This is the worst news. Not terribly surprising, given the lack of attention Hob got, but still ... :(
Fuck this. I was hoping for Torchlight 3. Cc: @kpchawk
caraio qq ta acontecendo no mundo dos gaems
Wow. Didn’t see this coming.
Una pena, Torchlight 2 me encantó en su día
Sad news... loved their games 😔
This is awful news. Played a lot of the Torchlight series.
oh are u fucking kidding me
This is some weird shit. The statement seems to indicate the Runic Games -brand- will live on, but not the physical…
unlike unlike unlike unlike
Бля, что такое вообще происходит
@Franchuzas
OK im getting worried now, another studio WTF :( so sad 😭
Ugh :( Torchlight 1 & 2 were amazing
This news is a bummer. The Torchlight games were fantastic. (Haven't played Hob yet.)
tough business. Torchlight games are pretty cool.
Its been a rough fall, wow.
fuuuuuuuuuuuuck ; _ ;
oh damn this sucks :(
No idea what Gigantic is, but Torchlight 2 is better than all Diablo games combined.
Less than a month before Thanksgiving, less than two months before Christmas. I don't know why I'm in this industr…
No me lo esperaba, duro golpe.
Fffffffffuuuuuuuuu 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕👎👎👎👎👎
Son malos tiempos para muchas compañías... Se van los creadores de Torchlight, el juego que fue mejor que Diablo du…
NO NO NO NO :((((
Buy Torchlight II on GOG.
Well, nuts. They did great work. :(
Nunja, Hob war ja auch eher ein Stealth-Release. Das hat doch fast niemand mitbekommen.
yo this sucks really hard, I love Runic´s vision for single player content, im definitely gonna miss them =(
aaaaaaaaaa torchlight ;-;
OMG, whaaaaaaaat?? = (
This is some sad news. I just tried Hob yesterday to test out whether I could stream it and it’s amazing.
Dammit, today just keeps getting worse.
What the actual fuck?
Muito triste. Porém, depois de Hob, não é uma notícia extremamente surpreendente.
Good lord, Motiga AND Runic? This super blows. I wish these folks the best in trying to move on. They’re good peeps.
(。•́︿•̀。)
Rip Torchlight.
This is incredibly sad. I loved Torchlight. I would have loved to see a sequel or port on current gen consoles.
EITA! QUE TRISTE!
NOOoooooooooooooOooooooooooooooooooooooo
Another game company bites the dust
AW WHAT I love Gigantic! And I really was looking forward to playing Hob. Also now I'm oddly worried about…
@thundajan I think their publisher closed them
NOOOOO RUNIC
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Queria MUITO um Torchlight 3 :/
Ugh. "Perfect World recently closed [...] Runic Games as part of the company’s continued strategy to focus on onlin…
rip Runic Games 😥
Noooooooooooo
🙁 #itsatoughbusiness
This is so sad, Hob is one of my favorite games this year.
When you sell your game studio to a bigger publisher this is always a possibility. Sad news for a cool developer...
Publisher Perfect World laid off most of the studio behind Gigantic and shut down the studio behind Torchlight:…
What a shame. Runic's latest game, Hob, is beautiful and fun. But I sensed that few knew about it or played it.
Always hate to read stories like this about fellow game developer talent.
Perfect World is basically becoming the EA of AA studios. Zombie, Runic, Gigantic...
My thoughts are with those affected. Both studios brought some great ideas to life.
this is such a bummer, Hob was lovely :(
R.I.P. Runic games you made the last Diablo-like I enjoyed. Guess good ideas and heart dont make publishers happy.
Torchlight 2 never got enough love. It was a fabulous dungeon crawler that I liked much more than Diablo 3.
@Kaz_el_nigger
Somefur should have that dragon character on the right put sum more weight on itd look comfier
... ... ... ...BOOOH. :<
Damn, son. Hob was dope too.
this is so upsetting. ugh
Sad news, they've also closed @RunicGames They've just released the lovely #Hob Best wishes to all affected by layo…
Damn. Always been a huge fan of #Torchlight. What a shame.
these is a reason I'm not confident about the mtg mmo
@RunicGames is this true?
This is really sad - not only for Runic, but for Torchlight. That was one of my favourite RPGs ever.
Wow this is shitty to hear about... Another gem hidden by the Dirt in the wind :( #RIP #RunicGames
why would you do that to runic games...
sorry to hear this. i hope everyone lands on their feet.
Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic - Kotaku …
@Tavinnea Looks like the owners of Runic want to focus on online multiplayer. I hate this trend.
Layoffs at Moriga and Runic Games shut down. Sounds like the competition for game dev jobs just got tougher.
Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic via @kotaku
And another one gone...Such a shame #RunicGames #gamedev via @kotaku
Fuck "Games as a Service"!
This whomps, the game was aamazin' visually.
Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic
Hope any of my Seattle friends that worked at these places land on their feet quickly.
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Parece que Perfect World ha decidido cerrar Runic y Motiga. Malísima noticia para el sábado
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Goodbye Torchlight, you made my teenager years awesome!
If you haven't heard, here is the news -
Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic
Rough, sorry to hear about the folks as @MotigaGames and @RunicGames
Farewell Runic games, torchlight 1 and 2 where cute ARPGS's
토치라이트 시리즈와 얼마 전 발매한 퍼즐 플랫포머 Hob의 제작사 Runic Games가 문을 닫았는데 무슨 일이 있었던 거지. 퍼블리셔 결정인 거 같은데.
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Real sad about this. Torchlight 1 and 2 were my jam.
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RIP Runic Games. Hob was fun, Torchlight was one of my all-time favorites. Sad day.
Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic - Kotaku
Sad news, as Torchlight was one of the only competent Diablo clones. We send well-wishes to everyone seeking jobs.
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Saying goodbye to Motiga & RunicGames for all their hard work.- // Thanks for your love & dedication you brought us.
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grim news on the horizon
@BenDimanche J'ai vu les 2 selon la source, y a bien une poignée de personnes pour "support" minimal (sans précisio…
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Sadddd, Torchlight 2 is still one of my favorite games.
Studio Behind Torchlight Shuts Down; Big Layoffs At Studio Behind Gigantic via @kotaku What a shame... RIP Runic 😢
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