Console 1.3: A Progress Update on the Road to Certification

Discussion in 'Console - 505 Games/Pipeworks Studio' started by ClearConscious, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. ClearConscious

    ClearConscious Community Manager Staff Member Pipeworks Studio

    Greetings, Terrarians!

    Understandably, we’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the upcoming console release of 1.3 and wanted to provide an update.

    Currently we are working through the final issues/bug list from Re-Logic and Pipeworks QA – as well as any final bits that we need to resolve for Sony and Microsoft certification submission. Parallel to that, we are putting the final touches on optimization and performance for split-screen multiplayer. It has been a challenge getting the authentic PC experience to feel just right in this important format, but we are nearly done there.

    Keep in mind that for a game of this scale we need to ensure that the game is properly screened by QA prior to us submitting the update for certification, we don’t want to rush and sacrifice quality for the sake of getting it out sooner. We are hoping to be able to submit for certification in the next few weeks, though there is a good chance this will take a bit longer. That said, we can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel! Hopefully this should give you a better idea of where the team is currently at. We hope to have additional information with a more solidified date soon – we just need to see how things progress on the final list before we can do so. Of course, if you have any questions feel free to let us know.

    Thanks,
    The Terraria Team at Pipeworks
     
  2. iHelp

    iHelp Terrarian

    Wohoo! Finally some news!
     
  3. CreppyXP

    CreppyXP Terrarian

  4. C4_and_waffles

    C4_and_waffles Terrarian

    So its official. Its been delayed :/ i guess i can go play something else
     
  5. Octaverei

    Octaverei Eye of Cthulhu

    good news is I have some time to get those legacy items :)
     
  6. ExoticCharm

    ExoticCharm Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Hearing about delays is never fun, but they don't happen without a good reason. Making sure that performance and optimization are top notch is the best reason out there.

    I'm still looking forward to trying out 1.3 on console!
     
  7. Octaverei

    Octaverei Eye of Cthulhu

    That's why you always look on the positive side ;)
    I also still need to make my moon lord arena
     
  8. Antti111

    Antti111 Terrarian

    Good to hear you are close to finish 1.3 update. I can wait few weeks if nessecery.
     
  9. Shadowhawk141

    Shadowhawk141 Terrarian

    Cert within the next few weeks, that could be 2 but also 6 or 8 weeks, not much to see here.

    Oh well, better a good running and good looking game then a bugfest with horrible framerates, it's not like there aren't any other games to play.
     
  10. Ojai7

    Ojai7 Terrarian

    Great... another delay, Guess i'll switch over to pc..
     
  11. Cirom

    Cirom Plantera

    To be honest, I completely expected it to not release in Q3, that seemed far too soon. Glad to see official word on it, though!

    I'd rather a delayed but bug-free final product rather than an early product which crashes and can corrupt worlds. I mean, we all know how updates for Console and Mobile have been in the past... Looks like Pipeworks are learning from Engine's mistakes.
     
  12. PlanteraBlade

    PlanteraBlade Dungeon Spirit

    What about the status about the Nintendo Switch version? Is there any news you can give us regarding that?
     
  13. ArticReaper

    ArticReaper Official Terrarian

    I'm not really looking forward to this update to be honest. If I wanted the Pc UI I would play it on pc.

    I bought it on console for the console UI and better controls for a controller.

    Spose I will just be playing this offline once the update comes out.
     
  14. demvic1

    demvic1 Skeletron Prime

    Yep I see this as another delay
    Woo hoo Q4 release that made my day. It actually feels like we will never get the update
     
  15. Spaceeee

    Spaceeee Terrarian

    You guys suck but I ll still play it when the damned thing comes out
     
  16. Octaverei

    Octaverei Eye of Cthulhu

    I do like the current crafting menu on console, but it takes so long to scroll down and sideways before you realize you are at the wrong crafting station. Also the fact that my hook and pet/light pet won't be wasting inventory space is extremely beneficial when looting. This update is definitely for the best as it will save me so much time.
     
  17. Scragglerock

    Scragglerock Terrarian

    Good to hear some news! Keep working hard! I am patient enough to wait for a finished product and minimal bugs. Going to be worth the wait. Thanks for the info!
     
  18. ThePoptartPegasus

    ThePoptartPegasus Terrarian

    I think my heart and soul can take one more delay, despite the slight disappointment.

    It'll only make the update much more polished and worth while. :happy:
     
  19. Moinphyst

    Moinphyst Terrarian

    Please don't be discouraged by anyone who comes along to whine about the delay.

    Before I started playing Terraria, I was playing a game that frequently delays stuff for months or even more than a year at a time (with no progress in sight), makes a habit of breaking promises and making excuses, cancels things that the community cares about after hyping them up, and frequently releases half-assed updates despite being riddled with micro-transactions.

    YOU are doing it right. I have the deepest respect for the Terraria team and the way this game is run. You care about getting things right the first time, and you follow through with that to the best of your ability, even if it means some delays. But you do follow through when the quality meets your expectations. Above all else, we don't have micro-transactions being shoved in our faces all the time like the current trend of many many games. Despite that, this game is still successful and receives amazing updates. If anything, I wish more games followed in Terraria's footsteps.
     
  20. NotEnuff

    NotEnuff Terrarian

    Well, I can't say I'm not disappointed that it'll take awhile longer. But, if it is what needs to be done, then so be it. I'll just keep playing on my current world until the release :)
     
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