Das Studio Runic Games schließt seine Pforten

Heute starten wir mal mit einer traurigen Meldung: Das Studio Runic Games schließt seine Pforten. Das gab Studio Head Marsh Lefler auf der offiziellen Seite bekannt.

Und das ist sehr schade. Runic ist unter anderem für die Torchlight-Spiele bekannt, die ich sehr gerne gespielt habe. Und obwohl Torchlight bei der Community sehr gut ankam, reichte es trotzdem nicht, um das Überleben des Studios zu sichern.

Hier die offizielle Mitteilung:

Hey everyone,

It’s been over nine years since a rag-tag team of 17 developers helped open Runic Games. We’ve been so lucky for the community that has supported us and made us successful. Thanks to that support, we have had the chance to meet and work with the best people in the world. Our team here at Runic has released three successful games, and over that time we have seen many changes; team members got married, kids were born, but the most important thing is that we have become a family.

I’m sorry to say that today will be Runic’s last day open. Our focus is on our family here, and helping them find a new place to call home. If you are in games and looking for some of the best talent in the industry, please email

For those that love the Torchlight series, there will be some news coming. And for all our fans, our community and multiplayer services will keep running even after the studio’s lights go off.

It has been an amazing experience. To my family here at Runic, I know we won’t be far from each other, and I’ll miss seeing you all every week.

You haven’t heard the last of us,

Marsh Lefler
Studio Head

Zumindest gibt es für die Torchlight-Reihe Hoffnung. Sobald es Neuigkeiten dazu gibt, informieren wir euch natürlich umgehend.

Das denken wir:
Das ist mehr als schade.