Diablo Veteran’s New Studio Sells To Zynga, Is Making An All-New RPG

Mobile/social game giant Zynga has acquired Torchlight III developer Echtra Games, the studio founded by Diablo veteran Max Schaefer.

Echtra will develop a “new, yet to be announced RPG” with cross-platform mechanics for Zynga, alongside the company’s NaturalMotion studio. As part of the buyout, Zynga also gets Echtra’s proprietary cross-platform development tools and tech.

“Max and his team at Echtra Games are responsible for some of the most legendary game properties ever created, and they are experts in the action RPG genre and cross-platform development. I’m excited to welcome the Echtra Games team into the Zynga family,” Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau said in a statement. “This acquisition will be instrumental in growing our iconic licenses and brands from mobile to PCs and consoles, while helping to further expand Zynga’s total addressable market.”

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Author: Eddie Makuch