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.
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.

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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.

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@UncookedMoa 4-Player Split-Screen is a feature coming with the console version.

http://www.curse.com/site-images/news-images/terraria/console-screens

The image "Still 3" near the bottom shows a screen of it in-game.

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

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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.

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Terraria is better then Minecraft anyways.

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I luv this game!

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

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Cool, now where is STARBOUND?

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@Crazyguy105 what is starbound?

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

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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.

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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.

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@GunnyHath The guide tends to act as a tutorial. He tells you all of the basic stuff.

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

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Consoles getting a port?!

The world's gone mad!!!

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

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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.

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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.

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@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!

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

so yeah: **** US LOYAL FANS!

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@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

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@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.

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@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.

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@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.

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this game is quite fun to play co-op

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seems fun might pick it up

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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.

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@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.

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@bluesteelMeGaSE @nik0la2 Could care less? Wow, I hope you're trolling

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@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.

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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. :(

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

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I would try, it seems cool enough.

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

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

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

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@aquaglow No, it really wouldn't.

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

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

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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).

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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

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

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

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how on earth are you going to control it??

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@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

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

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sweet cant wait hope online support is great

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Minecraft 2D.

:) Still another great game tough.

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

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