Terraria was a huge success when it first came out in 2011 on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4. PS Vita, Wii U, and mobile. The game’s developer, Re-Logic announced in 2015 that the studio would be working on a follow-up sequel to Terraria. Unfortunately, players who were eagerly anticipating the sequel will be disappointed to hear that Re-Logic has decided to cancel the development of Terraria: Otherworld.
Re-Logic announced the cancellation of the game via Terraria’s official forums. The developer explained that:
“A very thorough status review of the game versus its intended design showed both the Re-Logic and 505/Pipeworks teams that things were quite a bit further away from the finish line than we had imagined.” The developer said in the announcement. “ Taking the massive amount of work that would be remaining to complete along with the extensive time it would take to get that done, and how that would greatly interfere with the pursuit of other projects on behalf of Re-Logic - it becomes clear that this leaves things in a very undesirable state.”
In the end, Re-Logic said that their biggest takeaway from this experience is that they shouldn’t have outsourced the development of the game. However, the plus side is that Re-Logic now has a plethora of game assets that they now plan to use for future titles. Lastly, Re-Logic reassures players that active development for Terraria 1.3.6 is still on-going.
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