November 4, 2017 1RBC Gaming Weekly – Perfect World Shuts Down Torchlight and Gigantic

Alright folks, we’re back again (and contemplating changing the name of the show to 1RBC Gaming Every Other Week) and we’ve got a lot of interesting news this week- first off, some sadder announcements: publisher Perfect World has shut down both Runic Games and Motiga. Runic was the studio behind RPG series Torchlight as well as the newly released Hob– after nine years in the business, they’ve finally met their end. Motiga, on the other hand, was a much newer studio- they released their debut game, Gigantic, over the summer. Unfortunately, it seems that neither developer was quite profitable enough for international megacorp Perfect World- hence their decision to shut these studios. The rest of our episode this week is business as usual- new Playstation games from the Paris Games Week and Razer’s gaming phone- all embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

 

If you’d like to read more about what the developers at Motiga went through to actually release Gigantic, you can check out this fantastic article over at PCGamer; if you’re curious about the week’s crowdfunding projects, they are Wolf Gang and Obelus. What do you think of this week’s game news? Hit us up on Twitter or in the comments below; we’d be happy to share your thoughts on our next episode.

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