The latest interview with Max Schaefer is now out, courtesy of IRBGamer! It has a fair amount of XBLA Torchlight and Torchlight 2 information covered, so if you are behind it is a good place to catch up if you're waiting for the upcoming release.

They also asked a question I have been dying to know the answer to for some time, although I did not get the answer I had hoped for. For those of you wondering if Torchlight 2 on the PC could have a console-style controller setting, I'm afraid I have to disappoint you now:

First, will Torchlight 2 on PC allow the use of a gamepad controller, now that you've worked on the XBLA platform?

MS: Unfortunately it won't. We literally had to make every interface pane again. You don't realize how [many] interfaces are in your game until you have to go and re-do it all completely. We'd have to be patching just tons and tons of art back into the PC version just to [enable] that sort of mode. It isn't "just the same thing with a joypad," it's a remade interface, so it would be a bigger job to patch that back into the PC than people think.
Thanks to IRBGamer for asking those questions from the community!


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The latest interview with Max Schaefer is now out, courtesy of IRBGamer! It has a fair amount of XBLA Torchlight and Torchlight 2 information covered, so if you are behind it is a good place to catch up if you're waiting for the upcoming release.

They also asked a question I have been dying to know the answer to for some time, although I did not get the answer I had hoped for. For those of you wondering if Torchlight 2 on the PC could have a console-style controller setting, I'm afraid I have to disappoint you now:

First, will Torchlight 2 on PC allow the use of a gamepad controller, now that you've worked on the XBLA platform?

MS: Unfortunately it won't. We literally had to make every interface pane again. You don't realize how [many] interfaces are in your game until you have to go and re-do it all completely. We'd have to be patching just tons and tons of art back into the PC version just to [enable] that sort of mode. It isn't "just the same thing with a joypad," it's a remade interface, so it would be a bigger job to patch that back into the PC than people think.
Thanks to IRBGamer for asking those questions from the community!