Terraria January Update 2020 - State of the Game

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Greetings Terrarians! Welcome to the the latest Terraria community update on development progress across all active platforms!

Xbox One & PlayStation 4

A quick update for you on Terraria for consoles! You may have noticed that we combined Playstation 4, XBOX ONE, and Nintendo Switch together this month – that is by design, because we are on the road to version parity!

Content-wise, the Nintendo Switch team has caught up with PS4/X1 and they’re now working on the same updates for different platforms. More specifically, the team has been working at 2 big updates: A full Korean Localization for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and porting the PC 1.3.5 content.

We’re just waiting on a few more localizations before the Korean localization is integrated and ready to review. The 1.3.5 Update is currently being tested by our quality assurance team on PS4/X1 and Switch before we submit to Re-Logic for a quality check, and then submission to first party for release. After those patches are released, we’re looking forward to working on additional bugs reported by the community, and put in some very focused work on Split-screen and local wireless for the Nintendo Switch.

No timeline on the release for anything stated, but stay tuned for more info! To help ease the wait, we have included at least one perhaps long-awaited spoiler below! `:cool:
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Mobile

January has certainly flown by fast! As we mentioned last month, we have been very focused on a lot of the foundational/systematic work that is needed to make the in-progress Controller + Customization update everything that it needs to be. With a lot (but certainly not all!) of that behind us, we can finally start to show off some of what we have accomplished with Controller support on mobile…

As you can see from the video we’ve got control banners in and functioning in game and we’re about 90% of the way there, though certainly the last 10% is where all the perfecting and testing comes in. In the last couple months we’ve been busy building on the controller foundations to get a really solid feel for where mobile needs to be, and this has also informed the direction we’ll be taking with the customization side of the update (which we will tackle once we get controller locked down). Here are some fun things behind the scenes….

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The team has been building our own custom control schemes with our own preferred keybinds….

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… and with remappable gamepad controls, so can you!

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An Apple TV Version! When we thought about getting controller support back on mobile devices, we knew it would be a natural fit to bring the game to Apple TV as well!​

That’s all for this month – we will hopefully be able to share some more juicy tidbits between now and the conclusion of the C+C update, so stay tuned. No exact date on when this will be in your hands either… but we do not expect it will be too terribly far away. Until next time!

Nintendo Switch

With Switch 1.3.1 out in players’ hands now, we have been actively monitoring for any new bugs/issues (keep those reports coming in!) as we start planning and work on the next updates for Terraria on Nintendo Switch. Hopefully, we can get Switch up to parity with Console in the near future as well as finally ironing out the issues that have kept split screen from being ready thus far. Beyond that core work, we once again want to share some news for our fans in Japan and Korea:

  • Our 1.3.1 Japanese translation is set to release on the 19th! Woo! We’re very excited for fans of Terraria in Japan to get a chance to crack into this version of the game!​
  • Terraria on Switch is coming to Korea! We’re currently in the process of kicking off our Korean translation work, and hope to have some progress to show early next year!​

In general, it’s been a big year for us! We launched 1.3.1.1 for the PS4/X1 then skyrocketed all the way up to 1.3.4, we launched Nintendo Switch and brought that up to 1.3.1.1, we’ve had the chance to help Terraria get launched and updated in additional territories. The whole team at Pipeworks has had a ton of fun working on this game, and we’re looking forward to another great year with you all!

PC

Happy 2020 everyone!

The Re-Logic dev team has hit the ground running at a furious pace in the new year. Seriously, some of the stuff that is being worked on right now is beyond cool (maybe you will get to hear more about it in the future… or maybe it will be a surprise :eek:) and we know will be appreciated by players everywhere. We already showed off the new Pogo Stick on the first Weekly Official Terraria Stream (for more information about this weekly streaming series, check out the community section below) – but in case you missed it, we have included it below for your viewing pleasure:

Also, we wanted to be sure that everyone knew that Terraria PC is available for 50% off during the Steam and GOG Chinese/Lunar New Year sales! In recognition of the Year of the Rat, we whipped up this really cool celebratory screen….

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Pick up your copy today at either storefront linked below!

What else might we share this month by way of updates on progress or juicy spoilers? Well, our very own @Cenx hopped on to Discord this past week and shared a handful of things, including more specifics behind Master Mode. Rather than try and run all that down for you here, we will let our good friend @ChippyGaming do so for everyone via a fantastic summary and commentary video that he put together just this week that covers all that we shared:

Again, we hope everyone has had an amazing start to 2020 – we cannot say enough about how much we are looking forward to what is to come in the world of Terraria for this year, and we look forward to sharing more of that journey with you… all the way to the End. ;)

COMMUNITY

Greetings Terrarians,

2020 is starting off with major Terraria excitement in the community! There is now an official Terraria weekly stream filled with great prizes, fun, and surprises.

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Amazing Terraria wall decals provided by My Wonderful Walls > My Wonderful Walls Terraria Collection

​Our goal with the Terraria weekly stream is to provide an awesome official platform to review community made content, discuss development announcements, play Terraria live with the community, and host the one of a kind Terraria Game Show where we will give away exclusive Terraria merchandise not available for sale.

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We have an incredible community panel joining us today for the stream including: Badger, Mousie, Natsuski Snow, and Khaios! We are also going to discuss the State of the Game announcement and other exciting things happening in the Terraria universe. You are not going to want to miss this stream!

Tune in live 1:00PM PST / 9:00PM UTC @