Runic Games have revealed that they won’t be going down the subscription path for their Torchlight MMO. CEO Max Schaefer explained to Charge Shot that: “I don’t think really anyone can do [subscriptions] anymore because pretty much everyone that does subscriptions has one for World of Warcraft.”
We guess that means this is another addition to the ever-growing list of free-to-play MMOs. Perhaps one day such a model will be the death of World of Warcraft itself. Probably not though; seemingly the only thing that could kill WoW anymore is the destruction of the entire planet.