Ambition can be a silent killer sometimes. You can have an amazing idea and all the energy in the world to execute it, but there are times when it’s just not meant to happen. This happened to the insanely popular Terraria developers, Re-Logic. After the runaway success of their social building game, they wanted to create something new that can almost be considered a sequel named Terraria: Otherworld, but it has now been cancelled.
The news comes from the game’s official forum which says:
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.
Too much too fast, it looks like. The game wasn’t feasible anymore after the marathon development time and they decided to shelve it rather than kill themselves making an inferior product in the interest of time. It’s a bit sudden and the fans are a bit up in arms since this expansion was something they looked forward to for quite some time. But we can’t always get what we want, like Mick Jagger once said.