Re-Logic officially cancels Terraria: Otherworld, the highly anticipated standalone Terraria spin-off.
Re-Logic made the sad announcement in this post on Thursday. Otherworld was first announced three years ago, and since then Re-Logic has repeated that their focus “has and always will be on delivering complete and quality game experiences to our fanbase.” While progress had been made, Re-Logic has determined that the game is “quite a bit further away from the finish line than we had imagined.” At this point, it would take too much work and time to complete the game.
In their announcement Re-Logic stated, “quality is simply not something we are willing to compromise on to make a quick buck. It may be painful in the short term, but our sincere hope is that it will pay off for everyone in the long term in regard to our future games.” The news is disappointing, but you can’t help admiring their commitment to quality. It could not have been an easy call to make. They could have easily released the game as another of the many Early Access titles on Steam. But they aren’t willing to sacrifice quality for profit – a rare and respectable quality.
So what does this mean now?
Well for one, this means that Re-Logic can focus on its other projects including their active development of Terraria 1.3.6. Also, we probably won’t hear about any of Re-Logic’s new games until they’re closer to being finished. Another takeaway is that Re-Logic will use all of the best design, code, art, sounds, features, and ideas from the game. The announcement stated that “these are ideas that we have not and will not forget and that you will very likely see implemented in our future titles.”
Terraria: Otherworld looked like it had a lot of potential. I along with many other fans had looked forward to playing it. As disappointing as the news is we have nothing but support for Re-Logic and their partners. I look forward to playing whatever comes next. But in the meantime, I’ll just replay Terraria with some new mods!