Terraria: Otherworld This is the End: Otherworld Development Cancelled

leelustig

Terrarian
Just found this on reddit.
I think at this point I'm just going to assume the whole thing was a joke.
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Derpinator-9000

The Destroyer
Hey there,
Had a question about the recent statement made by Redigit where he stated that with 100,000 signatures and $15 dollars, he would open source Otherworld.
The Change.org petition leader seems to think he meant a single one time payment of $15. Did he actually mean $15 from everyone? Do you know anything about this? Thanks.
(Petition here: Sign the Petition)
I’m the petition leader. I meant I’m going to pay 15 myself if it gets signed, so don’t worry about money.
 

leelustig

Terrarian
I’m the petition leader. I meant I’m going to pay 15 myself if it gets signed, so don’t worry about money.
Hey there, I appreciate you weighing in on this.
I think I realize what you meant. I just thought that maybe there was a chance he meant that each person donates $15 individually.
But the more I think about this, the whole thing just seems like a joke that is being taken too seriously. Let's hope I'm wrong about that though.
 

Derpinator-9000

The Destroyer
Hey there, I appreciate you weighing in on this.
I think I realize what you meant. I just thought that maybe there was a chance he meant that each person donates $15 individually.
But the more I think about this, the whole thing just seems like a joke that is being taken too seriously. Let's hope I'm wrong about that though.
It was definitely a joke, but considering how the legs got added, I thought why not and created it. But I think it's done its job at showing that there's still a huge base of people that want to try out even the unfinished version of otherworldly. Hopefully Red can figure out the legal issues around it and we can end up playing the game someday.
 

leelustig

Terrarian
It was definitely a joke, but considering how the legs got added, I thought why not and created it. But I think it's done its job at showing that there's still a huge base of people that want to try out even the unfinished version of otherworldly. Hopefully Red can figure out the legal issues around it and we can end up playing the game someday.
Uhh, Ok. Pretty sure most people who read and signed your petition thought that you were serious and that it was real.
If I were you I would add something like "this is a joke, but the goal is to show that there is interest, etc."
Just my personal opinion.
 

Derpinator-9000

The Destroyer
Uhh, Ok. Pretty sure most people who read and signed your petition thought that you were serious and that it was real.
If I were you I would add something like "this is a joke, but the goal is to show that there is interest, etc."
Just my personal opinion.
I was serious in making it, what I meant was something that started off as a joke ended up being real and turning into something anyways (moon lord legs), so even if Red was joking when he first said it it’s very possible that the petition had an effect anyway and we could get otherworld opensourced.
 

Tyrax Lightning

Terrarian
Hey there,
Had a question about the recent statement made by Redigit where he stated that with 100,000 signatures and $15 dollars, he would open source Otherworld.
The Change.org petition leader seems to think he meant a single one time payment of $15. Did he actually mean $15 from everyone? Do you know anything about this? Thanks.
(Petition here: Sign the Petition)
Signed, & donated $7 to help it spread around. That was the most amount of bucks I was able to spare.

Hey there, I appreciate you weighing in on this.
I think I realize what you meant. I just thought that maybe there was a chance he meant that each person donates $15 individually.
But the more I think about this, the whole thing just seems like a joke that is being taken too seriously. Let's hope I'm wrong about that though.
I'd wait 5 - 10 more years for T:OW to be done right... :dryadpassionate:

Uhh, Ok. Pretty sure most people who read and signed your petition thought that you were serious and that it was real.
If I were you I would add something like "this is a joke, but the goal is to show that there is interest, etc."
Just my personal opinion.
This is the kinda thing that happens when people forget to Emote. Then again, who knows? Maybe good may yet come of this.
 

GarryLv

Terrarian
Hello guys! As you may know petition already stroke 100k signatures a couple of mounth ago. And now there is absolute silence about T:Otherworld. I tried ask in discord from peoples that where there, but get a bit ignored and get responded by something like "You dont need Othreworld while Journeys end is here" or "Well Red will not opensorce it" (only that guys who were in chat (not oficial)). So i came here into this silent shore to get more complex about terraria status right now when we already got 100k signatures.
Can anybody help? (Or is anyone brave enough to ask Red himself)
 

Bloodscar246

Steampunker
Hello guys! As you may know petition already stroke 100k signatures a couple of mounth ago. And now there is absolute silence about T:Otherworld. I tried ask in discord from peoples that where there, but get a bit ignored and get responded by something like "You dont need Othreworld while Journeys end is here" or "Well Red will not opensorce it" (only that guys who were in chat (not oficial)). So i came here into this silent shore to get more complex about terraria status right now when we already got 100k signatures.
Can anybody help? (Or is anyone brave enough to ask Red himself)
Nothings happening with otherworld, so just forget it lol. Plus we have the music in journey's end so that's as close as we're getting.
 

darthmorf

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Hello guys! As you may know petition already stroke 100k signatures a couple of mounth ago. And now there is absolute silence about T:Otherworld. I tried ask in discord from peoples that where there, but get a bit ignored and get responded by something like "You dont need Othreworld while Journeys end is here" or "Well Red will not opensorce it" (only that guys who were in chat (not oficial)). So i came here into this silent shore to get more complex about terraria status right now when we already got 100k signatures.
Can anybody help? (Or is anyone brave enough to ask Red himself)
It was pretty clear from the beginning that Red was joking when he mentioned the petition IMO. There are numerous business and IP reasons that mean they cannot release the code and/or assets. That's not even mentioning the quality reasons that have been cited as the main reason for it's cancellation by the team.
 
At this point, seeing as this is already not happening, this thread should probably be closed down. It’s not going to happen, and yeah
That’s that
Terraria: Otherworld is cancelled for good
It’s not ever coming out
No matter how hard people try
I’m not trying to be rude, just trying to be realistic here
 
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VIX9745

Skeletron
Good Day, Terrarians-

We wanted to take a few moments to share some important news with you all in regards to the status of Terraria: Otherworld.

As you all know from when we first announced the game a long while ago – and as we repeated in our subsequent posts - Re-Logic’s focus has and always will be on delivering complete and quality game experiences to our fanbase. Just to underscore it once more, this means that we will not compromise game quality for speed to market or for any other reasons within our control. Our team has a clear vision for this game – one that we shared with all of you with much shared excitement – and, in spite of all of our efforts, the current state of the game remains equal parts far from that vision and beyond behind schedule from our initial planning when we shared Otherworld with all of you three years ago. Progress has absolutely been made during that time – but unfortunately, a very thorough status review of the game versus its intended design showed both the Re-Logic and 505/Pipeworks teams that things were quite a bit further away from the finish line than we had imagined. Taking the massive amount of work that would be remaining to complete along with the extensive time it would take to get that done, and how that would greatly interfere with the pursuit of other projects on behalf of Re-Logic – it becomes clear that this leaves things in a very undesirable state.


As a result, we have made the decision to terminate development of Terraria: Otherworld.

We sincerely thank both of our external development teams for their hard work on the game, but at some point, we have to be honest with ourselves and realize that Otherworld simply is never going to reach its potential in any sort of reasonable time or fashion.


We know that the cancellation of Terraria: Otherworld will not be happy news to anyone. It is FAR from a happy moment for us either, when we look at all the time/effort/resources that we poured into the project. However, we feel strongly that we owe it to our community and loyal customers to uphold the standards that both you and we expect and to focus on delivering the best possible games that we can for you all to play. Come whatever may, quality is simply not something we are willing to compromise on to make a quick buck. It may be painful in the short term, but our sincere hope is that it will pay off for everyone in the long term in regard to our future games. T:OW will never come to pass, but its lessons learned and ideas generated will absolutely yield dividends for everyone.

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So, what now? Next Steps for Re-Logic & Lessons Learned

  • In hindsight, it goes without saying that we never should have spoken publicly about this game as early-on as we did. We will fully own that error in judgement. Moving forward, we will be far more judicious about only sharing information on projects in which we are fully confident in regards to timing, etc. We can only apologize for all of the emotional rollercoaster this caused.

  • Trying to outsource development of such a critical title for our company – even if just in part – was not the way to go. Moving ahead, our focus for the core development of new/future titles will be more inward and will seek to utilize our own people. We will share more information there just as soon as we have it.

  • Re-Logic has possession of the game (design, code, art, sounds, etc.) as it exists today, and there are still a ton of amazing ideas under the hood here – many of which have never been publicly shared. These are ideas that we have not and will not forget and that you will very likely see implemented in our future titles.

  • Active development of Terraria continues - 1.3.6 is still very much in active development. We know that we have not shared a lot in the way of spoilers there – but rest assured that the team has been working tirelessly on our next PC wave.

  • This keeps our partners at 505/Pipeworks wholly focused on Console/Mobile/Switch – and there is still a TON to get done there, so that should be good.

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Thanks so much to you all for your amazing support of Terraria, Terraria: Otherworld, and our company. It is that support that drives us every day to do amazing things for you and we look forward to sharing more of what is to come very soon.


We are sure that you have a ton of questions, and we will answer what we can – but we will not delve into some areas out of either respect or confidence or the unknown. So we will ask your patience and forgiveness in advance there. Thanks!
Well this sucks, but I respect the decision to cancel it. They already have (had) enough stuff to do, and making a new thing that is this big was probably not a good idea and would interfere with other things. But I am glad we finally have some clarity on the situation. Even without Otherworld, Terraria will live on forever, and the memory of otherworld will live on in the hearts of terrarians until the end of time. R.I.P
 
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