Zynga acquires Torchlight III developer, Echtra Games

Echtra Games Mar 4, 2021

The studio that brought us Torchlight III, Echtra Games, has been acquired by Zynga.

For those that do not know, Zynga is the game studio that brought us our most favorite Facebook game, FarmVille.

Echtra Games will be joining Zynga and will be working with the developers of CSR Racing, NaturalMotion. The project they will be working on is "a new, yet to be announced RPG for cross-platform play."

According to the official announcement, "Echtra Games team strengthens Zynga's cross-platform play future by adding talented developers with extensive cross-platform play experience as well as proprietary cross-platform development tools and technologies that have been built on top of the Unreal Engine."

"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," said Frank Gibeau, Chief Executive Officer of Zynga.

Echtra Games was initially founded in 2016 by Max Schaefer and a group of industry veterans. If you do not know, Max Schaefer worked on Diablo and Torchlight games before founding the studio.

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