Terraria coming to XBLA and PSN with new content

Avatar image for bibamatt
#1 Posted by bibamatt (1127 posts) -

Holy shit! Terraria is coming to consoles with "brand new content". They haven't announced any other details but still... I didn't expect this. It's just such a PC-ass PC game. I can't image playing it with a controller (does the PC version even support controllers?). I mean, jumping around and hitting stuff would be fine (actually, great!) with a controller, but the building stuff seems very mouse-centric.

It's amazing news that this might become something bigger, though. Despite Terraria being playable on pretty much any PC, it's never been available on Mac (meaning a few of my friends have been unable to play it - and they really want to!) and XBLA and PSN releases normally receive a bit of a PR boost when released. Fantastic stuff, I say.

Avatar image for otakugamer
#2 Posted by OtakuGamer (1567 posts) -

I was wondering the same when they announced Minecraft for the 360 but that turned out ok. I can only hope the same applies with this one. Can't wait!

Avatar image for phatmac
#3 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

Cool for console folks. I've had my fun with Terreria already.

Avatar image for make_me_mad
#4 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -

Well, here's hoping the modding community adds the new content into the PC version of the game pretty quickly, then.

Avatar image for aishan
#5 Posted by Aishan (1066 posts) -

I really don't see how the building aspect will work well with a controller, the perspective makes it manageable in Minecraft, but on a 2D side-scroller? I don't know.

Avatar image for bibamatt
#6 Posted by bibamatt (1127 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad: I'm sure the PC version will be updated to match the console version. They've been pretty good with updates so far. Unless, by new content, they mean 'stuff that will make the game work/be more fun with a controller'.

Avatar image for make_me_mad
#7 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -
@bibamatt
Have they gone back to updating it, then?  Last word I recall from the developers was basically that they were done after the 1.1 patch.
Avatar image for bibamatt
#8 Posted by bibamatt (1127 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad: Oh, I dunno. I must've missed that!

Avatar image for make_me_mad
#9 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -
@bibamatt: Yeah, post 1.1 they made a forum update stating that they'd decided it was time to move on and that the game had seen its last major update.  To my knowledge that was the last thing any of them deigned to say about the game, so I imagine that it'll be up to whatever community is left to do the job if they want whatever the console version includes.
Avatar image for somedelicook
#10 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

How would this even work? It never works when a joystick tries to simulate a mouse cursor's movement, its way too small and precise.

Avatar image for nadannmagogo
#11 Posted by NaDannMaGoGo (338 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

How would this even work? It never works when a joystick tries to simulate a mouse cursor's movement, its way too small and precise.

Well I dunno how they'll do it but I cannot imagine them coming up with a control scheme that is even remotely as effective as keyboard/mouse controls.

Kinda surprised by this, especially considering the already mentioned "supposed" development stop.

Avatar image for eroticfishcake
#12 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -

That's cool I guess? Bit of an odd decision since control wise I don't see it working as well with a M+KB though I reckon they would probably have to change the entire UI if that's the case. Furthermore, I thought they stopped development for it? As for the new content I hope PC users can get it as well since that'll be nice. Whatever the case I had fun with Terraria but I don't particularly feel the need to come back.

Avatar image for cmblasko
#13 Posted by cmblasko (2245 posts) -

As long as that new content makes its way towards the PC version at some point, I'm all for it. Love Terraria.

Avatar image for joey_ravn
#14 Edited by JoeyRavn (5207 posts) -

Meh. They didn't add Steamworks to the PC version like they said they would. I only hope that this announcement means that the game on PC will start getting new updates. I doubt it, though.

Avatar image for re_player1
#15 Posted by RE_Player1 (8005 posts) -

If it's $10 or less I'll buy it again on PSN.

Avatar image for cptbedlam
#16 Posted by CptBedlam (4513 posts) -

Ha! Jeff was wrong, Brad was right.

And I don't care at all about the game. ;)

Avatar image for laserbolts
#17 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

I'll buy Terraria for XBLA. I never got a chance to play it yet and I really enjoy minecraft so this is pretty awesome.

Avatar image for death_burnout
#18 Edited by Death_Burnout (3848 posts) -

ZzzzZ...Starbound....Zzzz huh!? wha?

Yeah I've had enough of Terraria...I literally never wan't to touch that game again. I just simply can't wait for Starbound though.

Avatar image for daiphyer
#19 Posted by Daiphyer (1461 posts) -

I am really excited about this as someone who couldn't play Terreria.

Avatar image for ervonymous
#20 Edited by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

@Death_Burnout: They haven't shown much yet but all of it has been.. more of the same. But bigger. And I can't wait either.

Running over 1 block steps.

Avatar image for cincaid
#21 Posted by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

As long as the controls aren't wonky, this is a day one purchase for me.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.