Terraria coming to XBLA and PSN

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  1. Wabsta
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    Terraria coming to consoles!



    There were some teasers on the Terraria facebook page since yesterday. I was hoping for decent modding support (+ steamworkshop?) or updated content.
    But instead there will be ports to the xbox and PS3, with apparently "BRAND NEW CONTENT".

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  2. frogboy

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    So the consoles get new content, yet PC owners don't?
     
  3. Wabsta
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    I guess.. Also, note, it's not the original developper porting it. Can't remember where I read it (probably reddit) but it will be ported by http://www.505games.com/
     
  4. raulpica

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    They'll probably backport the new additions to PC later (gotta keep 'em esclusives for a while)
     
  5. DinohScene

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    Will get it.
     
  6. DJPlace

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    What was this again?
     
  7. Hadrian

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    I got this game for £6 and it is my most played game of the last year. £6 for over 70 hours of gaming is a damn fine bargain in my book and the 6 months of significant FREE content that they added was more than enough. Would I like more content? Fuck yeah, of course but the developers have moved on to something else now, I won't bitch and moan their decision for wanting to start something new.

    By the way some of the people behind this game are now working on the very promising Starbound which looks to significantly advance on the original idea:
    http://playstarbound.com/faq/
     
  8. lokomelo

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    Hope to see those flying eyes on my Vita.

    Everything that I've reading lately about PSN involves only PS3, and guess what: I dont have a PS3.
     
  9. corenting

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I understand it was an indie developper but he left the PC game and then he hired a society to port it to consoles ?
    What about updating the PC version, at least with some new things. Once again consoles are prefered over PC :(
     
  10. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    I just read this:
    Complete article: http://kotaku.com/5889959/the-infinite-sadness-that-comes-when-the-game-updates-end?tag=terraria
     
  11. Hadrian

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    That really isn't the case. The developer stopped updating as they wanted to move onto other projects, as they rightly should. 505 Games wanted to do console versions so they purchased the rights and they're doing the additional content themselves.
     
  12. BenRK

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    If there is cross platform multiplayer for at least the PS3 version to PC, then awesome, I'll get some of my PS3 only friends to get it. If not, I'll get the same friends to just get it for their laptops as Terraria isn't some high end newest video card only game. I could probably run it on an ancient Dell from 2003 I have in storage. With a memory upgrade at least.
     
  13. shakirmoledina

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    Here's to a few hundred hours lost gaming.
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

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    Such a great game, I probably won't bother with the XBLA version though as I already own the PC version. Still, absolutely fantastic, if anyone hasn't played this yet they should. It's an absolute blast with a friend or two.
     
  15. RupeeClock

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    At least, you and I agree on something Guild McCommunist!

    I've sunk a massive amount of time into this game, it's a blast even going for end-game gear the 2nd or 3rd time on a new-characters server.

    I do have to wonder how a console implementation of the game would work though, the game is very dependant on the cursor for a number of things, such as precise block interaction or aiming of various weapons.

    Anyhow the new content has me interested, I am hoping that this new content will also arrive on the PC version.
    Apparently a LOT of the PC fans have been agitated by this news, but I haven't heard anybody actually use the word "Exclusive content" in this news.
     
  16. Fluto

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    Wait..What?! Terraria is still alive?!
     
  17. Rydian

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    The same way that I wonder how people can play FPS games on consoles, when they're so dependent on precise cursor movements to an even larger degree.

    As somebody who already has the game, I can't help but feel disappointed... though not knowing the new publisher's habits, I don't know if the new content will be backported or not. Terraria is written using XNA so it's not like the whole engine needs a rewrite to be ported or anything (at least to the 360, a wrapper or substitute libraries might work on the PS3).

    Some companies take as "If we didn't mention it it's not happening" approach, others take a "if it can be assumed and we didn't say no, it's happening" approach. Don't know what it is with this one.
     
  18. Gahars

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    Hurrah-ria!

    I've never gotten around to playing the game, but with an XBLA port incoming... I may need to get on that.
     
  19. Janthran

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    These new versions better be move/kinect compatible.
    That'd be cool.
     
  20. Rydian

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    Hunh, never thought of that. It could be a fun family game then, if it had a "no monsters, just build" mode...