Torchlight - Interview @ Gamasutra
Gamasutra has an interview with Max Schaefer about porting Torchlight to the X360, Torchlight 2 and their planned MMO:
"In some respects, the Xbox version is a straight port -- and in some respects it's more of a conversion," Schaefer tells Gamasutra. "The interface had to be completely redesigned ... the most work of the whole project was redesigning and redoing the whole interface."
After all, whether or not action RPGs of the Torchlight vein can work well on consoles has been the subject of much discussion, especially among hardcore PC fans -- many of whom helped lead Torchlight to success. And Schaefer says that the task isn't reputed to be difficult for nothing.
"You don't realize how much interface is in your game until you have to go and reinvent it," he says. "It took us a little bit by surprise... once we started digging into it, we realized how completely we had to go through it."