State of the Game - December 2018

Terraria

Greetings Terrarians! Happy Holidays from the teams at Re-Logic, 505 Games, and Pipeworks! As we near the end of 2018, we want to reiterate how grateful we are for the support of the community. Your passion helps fuel our desire to make Terraria the best it can be regardless of platform.

Xbox One & PlayStation 4

We’re happy to announce a new patch is available (as of last week) for Xbox One & PlayStation 4. You can find the full patch notes here: CONSOLE DECEMBER UPDATE NOTES

While we made it clear that this update was tackling both engine upgrades and technical housekeeping, the team was also able to address several bugs related to split-screen & online multiplayer, game functionality, crashes, performance, and art.

Many of the issues included in the patch notes above were reported to us by the community both through the bug report portal and the console crash reporters.

As always make sure to report any additional issues using the bug report form here: https://fs30.formsite.com/505games/form15/index.html

We’ll be coordinating on what’s next for the console version of Terraria with our partners at 505 Games & Re-Logic. Stay tuned for additional information and enjoy the patch!

MOBILE

In case you missed it, the news is finally out there about the recent mobile development move to DR Studios. If you did actually miss it, learn more – and check out the first ever views of 1.3 Mobile HERE. These latest members of team Terraria have been working on the mobile version for a while now under a veil of secrecy, but now we’ve finally allowed them out from the darkness of the underground caverns where we have kept them. They are looking forward to sharing their progress and journey with you as we move forward towards 1.3!

On that front, it’s been a busy but very productive month for DR Studios. They are actually based in the UK very near to the 505 Games UK office, which means 505 have been visiting DR a lot over the last month to catch up on progress. That has also meant taking time to play an awful lot of the mobile version in order to make totally sure that we get the “feel” just right. In the last few days this has culminated in the very latest build going over to Re-Logic for their feedback.

It is still early, to be sure, but we are taking the time needed to focus hard on actual in-game playability in regards to controls and UI elements. Beyond just adding the new content, getting that “just right” is critical to giving the Terraria Mobile players the experience they deserve. :)

Santa is coming to bring his presents this month, so that may slow us down a bit while we take a moment to enjoy the season. Otherwise, we will be full steam ahead! While we are at it, we would love to hear what you think about what you saw in the spoiler image – feedback would be a great gift indeed! Merry Christmas all!

Nintendo Switch

The Switch version has successfully hit another new production milestone, which included a bunch of UI modifications based on feedback from Re-Logic. We plan on showcasing additional information about the UI in the future.

While we’re still doing some in-depth testing, we’ve successfully connected 8 Switch development kits together in local wireless multiplayer.

On top of that the team has been making additional modifications to the controls for the Joy-Cons and Pro Controller – which will be supported. It’s important to note that the game will not support a single Joy-Con input mode. These refinements have really helped improve the feel of the game regardless of your controller preference.

We also wanted to confirm that the current plan is to support 30 worlds & 30 characters in the Switch version, though that is subject to change.

PC

Happy Holidays from the PC development team to every Terrarian out there. We always like to take time out during this part of the year to appreciate all of the support that each and every one of you have given us over the years – so, thanks so much for all you do for us! :)

In celebration of the season, Terraria is 50% off ($4.99) on Steam for the Steam Winter Sale! You can pick your copy up (or maybe get one as a gift for a friend) on the Terraria Steam store page HERE

As we wind up the year, we do want to share that 1.3.6 remains very much in active development – with so much exciting stuff going in (a lot of which we won’t talk about for a while… or maybe will just save as surprises for launch ;) ), we cannot wait until you all get to check it out.

We do not have an estimated time for this yet. For now, we wanted to share a little something we have added in - a peaceful way to unwind after a tough day exploring, killing bosses, and collecting loot....