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Official Terraria 1.3 Status Update: Mobile & Switch

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Thorthegreat12

Terrarian
Greetings, Terrarians!

We know you have been anxious to see some progress on the 1.3 update for Terraria on mobile devices. Both Re-Logic and Pipeworks have also been excited to share some pre-production work that has been completed! This work focuses on the specific features and changes that are required for the Mobile version above and beyond the core codebase.

This small teaser showcases some of what users might expect to see on their mobile devices when the update comes out. This also gives us a chance to show you a little peek into the development process to those who are curious. Note that this is only intended to be sample image and is still very much “work in progress”.

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This is a first-pass mockup of the new mobile UI. As you can see, the layout is similar to the PC and console versions, with some alterations to make it fit the mobile screen space. After several rounds of feedback, we have made and continue to work on polish with the User Interface. Primarily, we have tweaked a few things in the UI to be less cluttered; the icons on the left side now have a uniform background, and the menu icons on the bottom of the screen no longer have backgrounds taking up space. This is still very much work in progress, and we expect a few more tweaks to this sample image before it is finalized (with similar work going on at the same time for other parts of the UI).

We also wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our current plans since the original forum post from when we took over console & mobile development of Terraria is no longer accurate.

We’ve been working with both 505 Games & Re-Logic on updated priorities after the console launch. This includes fixing a list of bugs that are still present in the console versions and moving full-speed ahead with Switch development. Mobile development has been focused on UI design and codebase refinement thus far.

In terms of launch order and timing, the nature of game development makes this very hard to predict. Our current expectation is that the Nintendo Switch version of Terraria will launch first, with the mobile update coming out after the Switch version is completed. We are discussing ways to accelerate both paths as well. Currently, we don’t have a timeline on that, but as soon as we have more information we will make sure to share it with you guys.

We want to thank everyone for their patience and support.

The Terraria Team

This is great to hear! I can’t wait to see this game on Switch. Thanks for the update!
Also could we have a Terraria Switch screenshot?
 

Techdude594

Skeletron Prime
Yes! So glad you guys are pushing the Switch version first! Will you guys be doing those development streams like you guys did with 1.3 for consoles? Would be cool to see the Switch version and if it has any unique features early!
 

dirtlord

Skeletron Prime
Wait...If there's Crystal Furniture that means It could be 1.3.5 equivalent!
I just had to check the wiki when you I saw this and sure enough crystal doors are 1.3.5 content which is odd considering they previously stated 1.3.0.7 best guess they decided that it was a small enough feature to just include anyway, or maybe since it's been delayed so much they pushed it ahead a few versions (though there is also a few obvious placeholders in that image)
 

CyberLinkX

Empress of Light
I just had to check the wiki when you I saw this and sure enough crystal doors are 1.3.5 content which is odd considering they previously stated 1.3.0.7 best guess they decided that it was a small enough feature to just include anyway, or maybe since it's been delayed so much they pushed it ahead a few versions (though there is also a few obvious placeholders in that image)
My thoughts exactly
 

fallenghost 79

Spazmatism
this is something i have been waiting for for a long time but i have a suggestion when your working on this update could you add controller support because i have a chromebook that could play this but it isnt touchscreen. but if you added controller support i could play on my chromebook
 
Wait...If there's Crystal Furniture that means It could be 1.3.5 equivalent!

I just had to check the wiki when you I saw this and sure enough crystal doors are 1.3.5 content which is odd considering they previously stated 1.3.0.7 best guess they decided that it was a small enough feature to just include anyway, or maybe since it's been delayed so much they pushed it ahead a few versions (though there is also a few obvious placeholders in that image)

I see crystal doors in the background... Is crystal furniture going to be added too? :O
I highly doubt that mobile and Switch will come out on a later patch than PS4/XB1. All the port platforms are being built from the same base code. So expect Switch and mobile to release on the same patch, 1.3.0.7.

Don't read anything into these images. There is a very high chance they were just thrown together without any concern for what content they featured. They are definitely not an actual screen grab of the current mobile port. I doubt that work is even ready to be shown yet.
 

Thorthegreat12

Terrarian
I highly doubt that mobile and Switch will come out on a later patch than PS4/XB1. All the port platforms are being built from the same base code. So expect Switch and mobile to release on the same patch, 1.3.0.7.

Don't read anything into these images. There is a very high chance they were just thrown together without any concern for what content they featured. They are definitely not an actual screen grab of the current mobile port. I doubt that work is even ready to be shown yet.
Who knows for now anyway. The PS4/XB1 versions could be getting brought up to 1.3.5 soon. I totally agree though. Until release we can’t really read into anything.
 

stipi69

Terrarian
Like it, path you taked is very promising, please look into controls allso, like now picking and droping items in inventory on mobile phones is very awkward....
Keep up good work
 
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