That's just not their business model.
Re-Logic is not a Triple-A company, they actually care about their customers, and they care about delivering a good solid product that people know and love. They're not going to push a half-baked update out, even an optional half-baked update out the door that's nowhere near completion yet.
That's BS that Triple-A studios do.
You know that when Re-Logic releases something, it is good and ready with minimal bugs. That's the kind of reputation they've built for themselves, and that's great.
I know that when 1.3.6 comes out, I can play on patch day and not have to wonder how long I should wait for the fixes. I don't have to worry about the thing breaking my game, or my save files, or what-not.
EDIT: Though I will voice a bit of curiosity as to the general time-frame of the update: Q1, Q2, etc? It would be nice if we had a general very broad time-frame so that we know if we should continue our playthroughs, or pause them and wait for the update.
The fact that all they show 2 months ago was a screenshot of a pre alpha after like 3 years says little good things about the progress until now
Also their kinda implying you need a high mid tier phone to run terraria after the update lol what happend to optimisation? Hopefully there will be options to make it look like garbage and disable stuff if possible and have loading screens also there better be graphic settings
Literal years *dab*