Re-Logic, the developer behind Terraria, has made the decision to officially terminate development of Terraria: Otherworld. This announcement comes via a post made by the developer’s spokesperson in the official Terraria forums. In it, Re-Logic explains that the game has fallen too far behind schedule to be salvaged, and that the work and time needed to get it into an acceptable state would be too much for the team to handle. It would also take away from the other projects they’re currently working on.
“Unfortunately, a very thorough status review of the game versus its intended design showed both the Re-Logic and 505/Pipeworks teams that things were quite a bit further away from the finish line than we had imagined. Taking the massive amount of work that would be remaining to complete along with the extensive time it would take to get that done, and how that would greatly interfere with the pursuit of other projects on behalf of Re-Logic.”
The post goes onto explain what Re-Logic has learned from this experience and where they’re going from here. They mention that support and development for the original Terraria is still ongoing and that the 505/Pipeworks team, which was handling the development of Terraria: Otherworld up until now, will be focused on the console and mobile versions of the game.
These are just the highlights of the post. Those interested in further details can find the full post on the Terraria forums. For those unfamiliar with Terraria, take a moment and check out our review.