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Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games acquired by Zynga

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Zynga, best known for publishing social mobile games, is looking to expand into the console and PC space with the acquisition of Echtra Games. It will seek to leverage Echtra’s cross-platform expertise to grow its iconic brands and licenses.

the Torch 3 The developer has only produced one game to date. However, Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau believes that the Echtra Games team has been “responsible for some of the most legendary properties ever created” in games. It also highlights that Echtra are experts in the action-RPG genre.

I have to agree with him on both points. Max Schaefer, the founder of Echtra Games, previously worked on the first two Devil games before moving on to Torch Serie. Diablo II was so successful with fans that Blizzard finally decided to give it the remastering treatment. Diablo II: Risen was recently announced at BlizzConline 2021.

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Echtra Games and Zynga illuminate the way forward

The first thing on Echtra Games’ to-do list after the Zynga acquisition is creating a new multiplatform RPG. Details of the role-playing game have yet to be announced. However, we do know that Echtra will collaborate with another Zynga studio, NaturalMotion, on the project.

NaturalMotion has developed two mobile games, CSR Racing 2 Y Dawn of the Titans. However, the studio’s most notable contribution to games has to be the development of Euphoria, a game animation middleware. Euphoria has been used in Grand theft auto v, Red Dead Redemption 2, Y Star Wars, the force unleashed – Just to name a few.

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Zynga confirmed that there would be no layoffs at Echtra Games as a result of the acquisition. Everything should work as usual for the developer. Zynga also revealed that game studios and tech companies may not be able to be acquired. Zynga Publishing President Bernard Kim said the publisher would continue to be “aggressive and inquisitive” in the marketplace.

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