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Torchlight 3 studio Echtra Games acquired by Zynga

It looks like Echtra Games now has new ownership, as an acquisition agreement has been reached with Zynga. The San-Francisco based studio is best known for bringing back the Torchlight IP with Torchlight 3, which exited Early Access in 2020. 

While Echtra has developed one PC and console game, Zynga is traditionally a mobile focused publisher. However, with Echtra Games under its wing, the studio will work on a “new, yet to be announced RPG for cross-platform play”. With that in mind, Echtra won't be turned into a mobile-focused studio for the time being.

Speaking with GI.biz, Zynga CEO, Frank Gibeau, said this acquisition will be “instrumental” in growing its IP from mobile to PC and consoles. There will be no job cuts taking place at Echtra Games once the acquisition completes.

There is no word on when this new RPG will be announced, but Echtra Games will be working on it alongside NaturalMotion, another Zynga-owned studio.

KitGuru Says: Did many of you play Torchlight 3 at all? Will you be looking forward to what Echtra Games does next? 

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