505 Games to Take Lead on Terraria Console Port

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  1. confuzzledyma

    confuzzledyma Administrator

    We already said today that Terraria is now coming to consoles, and now we've got a little more info to flesh out the story a bit. 505 Games has announced that they are taking the reins and helping Redigit to bring Terraria to XBL and PSN.

    Andrew "Redigit" Spinks had this to say about the partnership:

    Release is expected in early 2013, and you can keep updated here, at the official Facebook, or Twitter!

  2. AaronC

    AaronC Spriter

    2013? wut? this may aswell have not been announced at all at such a random time :[
  3. Kane

    Kane Administrator Staff Member

    Takes a bit to port a game :) It's also almost fall not to long :)
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  4. Blu

    Blu Moderator Staff Member

    Looking forward to seeing this new content. Fingers crossed for some Steam DLC, which I would happily pay for.
  5. Ijwu

    Ijwu Crimera

    Of course. Terraria eats RAM. Xboxs' alone only have 512 MB. Not enough for a large world.

    As Berserker66 told me in a private chat, they'd have to rewrite much of the code or port it all to another language.
  6. ObsidianKnight

    ObsidianKnight Demon Eye

    I don't like this idea :/

    It seems like it would be really frustrating trying to play it on consoles :(

    And if what Ijwu says is true, only being able to make small worlds will suck :(
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  7. FredZ

    FredZ Green Slime

    I feel so stupid right now. I though they would give us a content patch when all they want is more money and i knew that but i refused to see it. I wanted to have a content patch so bad.. I hope you die in a plane crash terraria developpers.
    Infraction has been given for this message by blumchen. Details | Sep 11, 2012
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  8. The_Reaper

    The_Reaper Demon Eye

    I hope the new content will be for pc aswell since I dont own any consoles :/ But im really happy that terraria is making some progress again :D
  9. Kane

    Kane Administrator Staff Member

    Terraria is a 2d side scroller. These kind of games usually feel native to consoles. I think might be a bit odd at first but if you use a console as a average user it should not be to bad.

    Just have to wait and see for sure though :)
  10. ObsidianKnight

    ObsidianKnight Demon Eye

    Considering that it's 9/11... that's pretty harsh of you to say man... Plus the developer has a kid... don't wish death upon anyone :/
  11. The_Reaper

    The_Reaper Demon Eye

    Seriously? Since when is making the game available for more people to enioy only caring about money?
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  12. kirabook

    kirabook Ex-Min

    Maybe this opens the opportunity for a deal to be struck for pc continuation.
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  13. Triforce

    Triforce Frankenstein

    I doubt it will, but I hope that PC users will be able to play with console users.
  14. Ijwu

    Ijwu Crimera

    Probably not. Gaslamp Games already offered to take over for PC. Now Redigit practically hands over console development to 505? Sounds like he's being greedy, at best.

    More content is nice, but the bigger picture is that it's a sales move by 505 and Red. There's no other reason that 505 would want to port it. The industry doesn't function on people doing things just because.
  15. themurumasa

    themurumasa Voodoo Demon

    "and we can’t wait for the existing Terraria fan base to experience all-new content”.

    The existing fan base are all PC users, does this mean that the content will be on steam too?
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  16. NotaCoL

    NotaCoL Umbrella Slime

    I was expecting more content update but this is really cool! Terraria on consoles! except that i have Dreamcast.
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  17. Crazyon

    Crazyon Undead Viking

    Why mention something that'll be released early 2013?
    Why not say that its coming to other consoles?
    He got everyone hyped over a possible content update/bug fix for PC...
    X-box controls are hard to use for terraria, I doubt Ps3 will be any easier...
  18. Geno

    Geno Cave Bat

    Oh yay, it's exactly the sort of dumbassery I had hoped this thing WOULDN'T be.
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  19. Unholyrath

    Unholyrath Eskimo Zombie

    Being a 2d sidescroller has nothing to do with concern over controls. Minecraft works on console due to it being a first-person aspect, meaning the only block you can interact with is the one directly in front of you. Terraria has no such system, so either a) the system for placing/removing blocks will be entirely different/restrictive, or b) it won't work very well.

    Still seems to me like Redigit wanted more money to me. Months ago goes "We are done with Terraria, life OP", then suddenly comes back with "HEY GUYS CONSOLE VERSIONS".
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  20. Blu

    Blu Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, what a terrible thing to say. Don't let us catch you talking like that again. It's just a game.
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