Terraria State of the Game - January 2023
Posted on January 26th, 2023 04:29 PM EST
Happy 2023 to you all - we hope it will be an amazing year for you and for Terraria! The team is back in action after a well-needed break over the month of December (which is why we had no State of the Game to provide for that month) - and work on Terraria 1.4.5 is in full swing. As you can imagine, most of the new stuff we have planned for this update is not quite ready to be shown. However, we have been able to provide a tidbit or two that we hope you will enjoy and that will increase your anticipation for this latest update. 2023 is going to be quite the year for Terraria, based on what is in our plans. Hopefully, it will go down as the year of Terraria Crossplay, amongst other things. As always, we enter this new year energized and empowered by your amazing support. We cannot wait until you can see what is in store.
Here's to another fantastic year of Terraria!
As you may have heard, the team finished off the needed hotfixes for the Labor of Love update in November, and it seemed like a great time for the team to take a little break to spend time with friends and family in order to recharge our collective batteries. Mission accomplished on that front, and we are already hard at work with the next Terraria update that we teased just before we left for the year in 2022. (If you missed it, check that out HERE)
Most of the first few weeks of 2023 have been spent in planning out the scope of the 1.4.5 update and getting a few things rolling. As a result, we do not have a ton to showcase at this stage... but rest assured that when we have spoilers to share, we will do so. You know we won't be able to help ourselves!
We hope that at least gives you a little glimpse into what we have in store for 1.4.5. To be sure, there will be plenty more to share as development carries on. For now, here's to 2023 starting off with a bang!
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Contemplating the future, dreaming of a world where Terraria Crossplay is a reality...
We've completed our localization rework for 1.4.4 and we are very excited to have modders using this new system soon. As always, we strive to improve the modloader with large amounts of bugfixes and features. This month saw some notable changes such as family share usability, speed improvements when publishing mods, tooltip fixes, and a whole host of changes to allow mods to function better.
With the localization overhaul completed, we are getting close to having a testing build ready. Our rough plans with the test build will be to put it on our Preview beta and give modders up to 2 months to play with it, update their mods, and provide feedback on bugs. If all goes perfectly, we hope to have this test build available before the end of February.
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As we shared above, we will continue to make TML better and better - and try our best to get ready for whatever 1.4.5 has in store!
As always, you can keep track the current progress and much more in real time at tModLoader/tModLoader (But note that the completion percentage doesn't mean anything, because issues and PRs don't have weights.)
Developers who are willing to contribute may do so by doing PRs to the tModLoader/tModLoader branch. (See tModLoader/tModLoader)
Of course, we cannot begin work on 1.4.5 until there is actually content in 1.4.5 to move over... so we have started off the new year by working to upgrade the core engine and software library versions in preparation for the release of cross play. This ensures that we have a stable foundation for the years ahead. In addition to that, we are fixing as many bugs as possible along the way - so please continue posting them in the forums for us to look into and fix!
Our plan is to get all of this Console/Mobile specific work done in parallel to 1.4.5 and then dive right into 1.4.5 and once again launch alongside PC. After that, we will be fully focused on solving the technical and other challenges of Crossplay! Wish us luck!
Until next time, Console & Mobile friends - thanks for all of your love and support!
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The time is not QUITE right to share any of this... but stay tuned for what is to come.
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After some hiccups late in 2022 - which caused the shipments of Issues 3&4 (as well as Issues 1-4 bundles as a result) to be delayed into the distribution centers for 50 Amp - we are happy to share that all of these shipments are on their way. Be on the lookout for your package - some may arrive even before the tracking numbers do for you (long story short, they have to enter tracking numbers to send to you by hand, and they wanted to get the boxes out first and then worry about that after). Anyone with an active order should have received an email with this information over the past week or so.
So, if you ordered Issues of the Terraria Graphic Novel, keep an eye on your mailbox (unless you bundled Issues 1-4 together... in which case, you have to wait a bit longer)! If you would like to check on the status of your particular order - or ask any other questions - feel free to contact 50 Amp at [email protected].
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Until next time, Terrarians - we hope you have an amazing month, and we look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest next time!