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Console 1.3 - An Update on Timing

Discussion in 'Console General Talk' started by Loki, May 24, 2017.

  1. Loki

    Loki Consigliere Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    Greetings, Terrarians!


    As you may have seen from Cenx' tweet this week, we have been playtesting the upcoming Console 1.3 update within our team in order to help make this rewrite/update the very best that it can be. (If you missed the image of the team playing, check it out below). We are having a great time and generating tons of feedback for the Pipeworks team.


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    Clearly, a ton of progress has been made - pretty much everything has been added, etc., though quite a good amount of work remains in squashing bugs, optimizing performance, and addressing the list of feedback that we are giving Pipeworks as a part of our playtesting.


    The good part of this is that the game/update will be all the more polished and awesome as a result of this extra work.


    The downside is that the team is going to need more time than expected to pull it all together. How long isn't quite clear yet - but both teams feel pretty sure that we are looking at a delay into Q3 in order to do what needs doing. Obviously, that isn't ideal for anyone, but it is what is needed to hit our "quality first" philosophy and to make this update hit its potential.


    Hopefully, the delay will not be too long at all, but we wanted to go ahead and fill you guys in on the situation as soon as we knew ourselves.


    Thanks for understanding and your support - we will answer any questions that we can of course.
     
  2. Star

    Star Dungeon Spirit

    Ah nice stuff, excited to see this finally be finished. :happy:
     
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  3. GoldenTerrabyte

    GoldenTerrabyte Official Terrarian

    A delayed update's eventually good, guys!
     
  4. ExoticCharm

    ExoticCharm Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    A polished, delayed product is better than a rushed, glitchy product. As long as it's not a repeat of the 1.2 release, then I'm fine with waiting. :)
     
  5. Antti111

    Antti111 Terrarian

    There is not anything to hurry. Make a stable and good looking update or hurry to make a buggy and bad looking update. I can wait for Q3 or longer if needed to!
     
  6. Luke Games

    Luke Games Terrarian

    Quality over quantity is a great direction :) I'd rather have an update that is complete than an update that gets complaints to be fixed, not going to lie though i'm dying to play the game!! :p

    I have a lot of trust in the team and believe that it's going to be 100% worth the wait! <3

    Keep up the great work
     
  7. Cenx

    Cenx Lead Developer Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    Always sucks to announce a delay but it is definitely necessary. We want to ensure console players get as close of an experience to pc as possible. Thank you for understanding <3
     
  8. Safeman

    Safeman Community Manager Staff Member Re-Logic

    Thanks for the support guys! We feel exactly the same, delays are temporary but poor quality can be lasting. So we will always choose to take the extra time/lengthen the timeline if it means an excellent experience for you in the end :)
     
  9. LLOYD5X

    LLOYD5X Terrarian

    Ok.pity this isnt on 3ds cause thats the pkatform i burrently use.also any suggestions as to which platform i should get terraria on.andbshould it be hard ware or software?im lookin for one with many dlc and mod conpatable. Reply asap my frenzz
     
  10. Safeman

    Safeman Community Manager Staff Member Re-Logic

    If you are looking for mod compatible, that'd be PC version, although mods aren't officially supported. If you want to look into PC mods, check here: https://forums.terraria.org/index.php?forums/client-server-mods-tools.116/

    PC has the most content currently but we are working on bringing more content to Xbox One, PS4, and mobile. Not sure if it helps your decision, but we plan to keep updating all of them ;) It will also launch on Switch later this year at version 1.3+
     
  11. GoldenTerrabyte

    GoldenTerrabyte Official Terrarian

    Oh yeah, I remember that mess.
     
  12. LLOYD5X

    LLOYD5X Terrarian

    Oh it helps.but it be awesome if mods were conpatable on 3ds. Ill get pc. Also what about a world that loops?like when you get to the end of the world you see the ocean.what if you could keep going and end up bacl at your house like in the mobile game "The Blockheads"?
    --- Double Post Merged, May 24, 2017, Original Post Date: May 24, 2017 ---
    Have you thought about loop worlds?its like if you go to the edge you cant go any further. However a loop world is if you go to the edge ,you can keep going till you get to your house.
     
  13. Aurora3500

    Aurora3500 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    With my thoughts on the Thread, it's always good to see a game get delayed to become good, as bugs in poor quality are damaging for the game to play. It's never fun to see delays, but it's part of game development. It's impossible to predict how bugs come up and effect the game.

    @LLOYD5X

    If you desire to make suggestions for the game, you can make Threads in this Forum Section with those ideas:

    https://forums.terraria.org/index.php?forums/player-suggestions.13/

    This Thread is not the place to post game Suggestions. It is meant to be about the status of 1.3 for Console. Please ensure your posts are focused on that when posting in this Thread, and ensuring your posts overall are on-topic when posting on Threads.
     
  14. Terrathomas

    Terrathomas Skeletron Prime

    Man I'm super hyped for 1.3 so waiting a couple more months shouldn't be that big a deal.
    Though I wouldn't mind a suprise early release;)
    Not going to count on that though.
     
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  15. Oleg34518

    Oleg34518 Official Terrarian

    Delay? No problem! I am patient and I will wait until it's done.
     
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  16. Techdude594

    Techdude594 Skeletron Prime

    Delayed updates are fine, it will ensure that there aren't any game breaking bugs when the update releases! I also see you guys included some small 1.3.1+ features, very nice indeed! I do have a few questions regarding the console version, however. First, does this mean the Nintendo Switch version is no longer a 2017 release, since 1.3 is being pushed back? Second, will the Switch version have touch screen support? Finally, what are you guys doing with the console exclusive content, is it being removed, or expanded upon? (Ocram comes to mind, what will happen to him).
    Also, I have noticed two small things with the console version that is very nice! You guys seem to have color coded the item names based on their rarity! Very nice! Also, you guys seem to have fixed spelling errors regarding weapons with the prefix 'The.' (The Legendary Axe vs Legendary The Axe) Is there a particular reason these haven't come to PC yet? They seem like very nice QoL additions!
    Anyways, I've been rambling on long enough now. Thanks for the update! Can't wait to play the Switch version in the future, and to hear more news about 1.3.6!:)
     
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  17. demvic1

    demvic1 Skeletron Prime

    I guess even with the extended wait it will be worth it for the quality they want to give us for this update. As long as I eventually get the update then I will be happy
     
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  18. Emily_tacos

    Emily_tacos Skeletron Prime

    No matter how long of a delay, I'm 100% sure this update to the console versions will be worth it
     
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  19. ComixTheNoob

    ComixTheNoob Cultist

    At least you guys are taking your time. Excited for this update though (and two other things)!
     
  20. NexusTheBrony

    NexusTheBrony Terrarian

    I remember somewhere saying they won't do it for xbox 360, does that still apply under Pipeworks?