Terraria sells 1.6M, coming to consoles

PC indie hit coming to XBLA, PSN early 2013; the 505 Games-published title has sold 1.6 million copies since its release in 2011.

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505 Games has announced its 2011 PC indie title Terraria will be coming to consoles early next year.

Terraria is coming to consoles.

Created by Andrew Spinks's Re-logic studio, the side-scrolling action-adventure sandbox game allows players to create and build with a wide array of materials and collectible items. The game has sold 1.6 million copies since its 2011 debut.

"I can't say how excited I am to finally have Terraria come to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3," Spinks said. "To see it come so far is a complete shock, especially after such humble beginnings. It's always been my dream to have as many people as possible know and enjoy Terraria as much as I have, and this is another big step in that direction. I can't wait for everyone to see the additional features that [505 Games] has been able to bring to this new edition of the game."

The console version of Terraria is being developed by Engine Software, and will be available on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network in early 2013.

No other details about the game's new features have been released at this time.

Discussion

2 comments
UncookedMoa
UncookedMoa

This port is mostly useless, unless they give an option for "couch" co-op. 

That's what makes console games somewhat better than their PC counterparts.  It's one thing playing online, and another for playing beside someone.

Plus, this will probably feature higher definition graphics for HD TVs and has the potential to draw more attention to Terraria.

eduardofcf77
eduardofcf77

Love terraria and i'm exicted when it comes to XBLA :D 

theKSMM
theKSMM

I keep seeing offers for this game, but I can't seem to pull the trigger.  I think it's mostly because I don't understand the gameplay or what the game is about.  Based on the hype I may have to give it a try.

PodXCOM
PodXCOM

Terraria is better then Minecraft anyways.

logicalfrank
logicalfrank

This is an incredible game. I am hoping the PSN version will be playable on Vita.

barren167
barren167

So that's why they gave up work on it (maybe). I got it Steam sale, played it for a while, liked the main game, but quit after the boring hard mode came up. Just wasn't fun wandering about the world I'd already totally explored, getting tons of crafting materials, crafting them, then repeating until I had the gear to take on stupidly tough versions of harder bosses.

GunnyHath
GunnyHath

I bought Terraria for $1.99 on steam during a sale, having no idea what it was, and thinking I really can't go wrong for $1.99.   Well the game is easily worth $19.99, it's one of the biggest surprises I've had in years when it comes to games.  Very addictive, once you get past the initial learning curve.. (add tutorials!).  Minecraft 2D, but with a point, and much more variety.

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

Consoles getting a port?!

 

The world's gone mad!!!

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

good to hear it coming to consoles, maybe they can include a better tutorial/introduction, like with Minecraft on the 360.

Frosty192
Frosty192

Hopefully whatever the new features are come to PC as an update. That would be a kick in the balls to all the loyal fans if it doesn't.

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

I thought the developer flat out left Terraria last year, which is why it hasn't been updated at all.

 

Guess he came back.. or wants more money.

blackothh
blackothh

this game is quite fun to play co-op

nik0la2
nik0la2

Terraria is the best game I've played in the last eight years and I can easily say it's my 3rd favorite game of all time! But I just couldn't care less about a console release.

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

I played it on PC for a bit. trophies might give me incentive to go back to it. the PC version doesn't have achievements. :(

franzito
franzito

I would try, it seems cool enough.

Rovelius
Rovelius

Awesome, I'm definitively gonna buy this on PS3.

Urizen5
Urizen5

I bought this when it came out, i played for 2 months and now it sits. Hopefully i'll get back into it. 

aquaglow
aquaglow

Here's hoping it comes to the Wii U, it would offer a better control scheme than the PS3/Xbox.

FlamingTroll
FlamingTroll

Just hope that they can include the option to play with mouse/keyboard or controller like CS:GO.

GhoX
GhoX

Grats. This is genuinely a very enjoyable game, whether you play by yourself, with friends, or on public servers (level up and gear up first may be a good idea).

SolidTy
SolidTy

If it helps the devs create more games, more power to them. I already own it, I didn't love it all that much to be honest, but far be it for me to knock others that love it. :P

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

I only heard about this game when i watched tobuscus play it, but it intrigued me. might have to check it out

snova9308
snova9308

how on earth are you going to control it??

CDWJUSTIN
CDWJUSTIN

sweet cant wait hope online support is great

cyberarmy
cyberarmy

Minecraft 2D.

 

:) Still another great game tough.

Tekcor
Tekcor

 @DAOWAce This port is by a different company. So it seems like the PC version is still dead, but the game is now under active development for consoles.

 

In other words: **** YOU LOYAL FANS!

bluesteelMeGaSE
bluesteelMeGaSE

 @nik0la2 The phrase you should use next time is "could care less." You inadvertently said "I care about a console release."

 

I never thought this game would translate well, control-wise, to a gamepad. If they allow for keyboard & mouse compatibility on the consoles then it shouldn't be much of a problem, but rapidly selecting items in the hot-bar will be slightly difficult without preset keys for all slots.

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

 @PcGamingRig I remember when games didn't need achievements to be good. They're completely useless

Sefrix
Sefrix

 @SolidTy This is a rare sight on any GS article. Good for you!

Majkic666
Majkic666

 @snova9308 easy.... move with the analog sticks.... directional buttons to get the BAG menu up and chose what u want and and the other buttons to attack and place stuff with

dahui58
dahui58

 @snova9308 Like a twin stick shooter maybe, left analogue to move, point the right to attack. Hold triggers to open item menus etc.

MrDoomLWest
MrDoomLWest

 @cyberarmy The game has more deeper gameplay than Minecraft. Happy that consoles gamers can play this game now. 

remiaw
remiaw

found it. looks like fun, enjoyed my time in terraria

GunnyHath
GunnyHath

 @flammable_zeus Oh I know, but he's fairly useless.  A youtube vid of "surviving your first night" is infinitely more helpful.

maroon7
maroon7

 @Tekcor  @DAOWAce but in thier official forum they said there will be new content too!

 

so yeah: **** US LOYAL FANS!

 

 

 

screwfacecapone
screwfacecapone

 @Tekcor  @DAOWAce Yeah!  The developer is selling out!  

 

Because lord forbid they do anything to make more money for themselves or allow other players to enjoy the game!  Us underground hipster fans should be the only ones allowed to have access to this game!  In fact, we should be the only people allowed to even LOOK at this game!

 

******  XCOX AND P!$$STATION 3 FANS!!!  DERF DERF DERF

Col_Kilgore
Col_Kilgore

 @bluesteelMeGaSE  @nik0la2 

Grammar correction fail. 

 

"I could care less" means that he somewhat cares, and is capable of caring less. 

 

"I couldn't care less" means he is incapable of caring less, meaning he is completely without care in regards to the subject. 

Tekcor
Tekcor

 @07jonesj  @aquaglow I think it would. Same dual-stick and face-button controls, but inventory management would be infinitely better.

Tekcor
Tekcor

 @screwfacecapone  @DAOWAce Because they are now making updates / new features / new content for the consoles, and leaving the PC version alone. I have no problem with the game reaching new platforms. But they should all be equal.

screwfacecapone
screwfacecapone

 @Tekcor  @DAOWAce So how did they abandon us?  If their next game wasn't coming to PC, then I could see that.  However just because they stopped doing updates all the time doesn't mean they abandoned us.  They probably freed up resources to work on another project.

Tekcor
Tekcor

 @screwfacecapone  @DAOWAce I have no problem with Terraria coming to consoles. I do have a problem with the developers dropping the platform that got them started.

 

Try somebody else to start a flame war with.