Co-Optimus writes: "With Diablo III still a year, if not more, away - Torchlight could be a game to fill that void. It shouldn't come as a surprise since Runic games president Max Schaefer was co-designer of Diablo 1. While the $19.99 title doesn't ship with co-op included, there's hope in the future that we could see it in some form in two ways. First Torchlight will be turned into a free MMO by Runic games in the near future, and while technically not co-op by our definition it's as close as you can get. The other way we might see cooperative play is thanks to the expandability of the game, Runic is shipping Torchlight with an entire suite of mod tools".