Runic CEO Max Schaefer would love to see someone remake Diablo as a mod for his game

Torchlight II

By on September 18, 2012 at 11:43 am

If you’ve played Torchlight chances are you’re a fan of the Diablo franchise as well. With some of the development team working on the original Diablo games, there are a lot of similarities between the two franchises.

The next offering in the Torchlight saga, Torchlight 2 is coming out later this week, and it’s coming fully armed with everything you’ll need to make your own mods. When asked over at Gamespy about a Diablo remake using the modding tools, Max Schaefer, CEO of Runic responded with enthusiasm, “Oh gosh. I hope someone does that. I’d play it.”

The interview with Schaefer also covers how he considers Runic a Steam-based company, as well as how he’d like to infuse some Minecraft into the Torchlight series at some point, being tired of the action RPG genre. “I want to infuse some of the sandbox of Minecraft into this sort of game. So there’s more building and more resources, and a little less relentless monster grind. I love that about Minecraft, that you build a house, and you eventually build railways to your friends, and you do have monster fights. I’d have a little more monster involvement than that, and not just have a world of cubes, but you know, bring some of that sandbox rather than amusement park into the genre.”

Source: Gamespy

5 comments (Leave your own)

His minecraft + torchlight idea is freakin’ amazing. I’d love to see that!


Would be pretty damn awesome if they can pull something like that off.

Seriously, one of the biggest openings in gaming is to bring back something akin to what NWN *could* do with player run worlds. Minecraft is awesome and all, but it “suffers” from its open nature as much as succeeds due to it. Structure, questing, more true dev tools .. yeah, that would be awesome.


The idea of minecraft features and Torchlight would be awesome! Would be kind of like getting to build a base in an RTS and then going out to explore the rest of the map… except the map is much larger, enemies respawn, and the mission never truly ends.


Time to penis?


So a Terraria but in 3d?

Depends on the mod tools.

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