Terraria’s 1.2 update’s finally hit the internet. Stuffed with new items, bosses, and bug fixes it’s proven quite the thing. (It was on Reddit’s front page within an hour of going live.) The question that hung in the air after it went live was whether this marked the end of terraria. Re-Logic hadn’t confirmed whether there’d be future updates.
Terraria’s creator, Andrew Spinks, has now confirmed that he will be releasing further updates to the game, More than that, the reason he went off from full-time development was to work on Terraria 2.
It’s a good day for Terraria fans. (Though, all days a good days for those happy folk. Their game has jet packs.)
“I’m super excited about starting Terraria 2,” Spinks told RPS. “It’s a ways out, but it’s gonna have a lot in common with the original. It’s gonna be quite different as well. I really want to expand on the whole Terraria universe.
“There’s a lot of stuff I’m locked into with Terraria. The way loot works, the way character progression works. In Terraria 2, I really want to have infinite worlds so you’re not just stuck to one world. You can travel anywhere. I want more biome diversity in that, too. There’s a lot of stuff [I want to add and change].”
The one feature above all other the community would like from Spinks, but one which he said nothing about, was the possibility of mod support. Fingers crossed.
Spinks also talked about future updates for Terraria. “I’d say this is probably gonna be the last seven-month update [to the original]. But there’s a lot of stuff that I didn’t have the time to put into this one. For instance, there’s no final endgame boss. So I plan on, within the next month or two, finishing the endgame progression. I also have some ideas for a Halloween update I’d like to do too. I think people will get a kick out of that. So there might be a few more updates, maybe three or four months out.”
He’s considering hiring a second smaller team to work on releasing regular updates to Terraria while he gets to work on the sequel.
We’ll let you know when we know more.
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