Cancelled spin-off Terraria: Otherworld may see the light of day

Cancelled spin-off Terraria: Otherworld may see the light of day

May 12, 2020 Off By tracy

Announced in 2015, Terraria: Otherworld was an alternate universe spin-off of the wildly successful main game. It was going to have “strategy and roleplaying” elements, as well as “purpose“. Then in 2018 it was cancelled. Since then studio Relogic has continued adding to Terraria, culminating in next week’s release of Journey’s End, the game’s biggest expansion yet. It will also be the last.

So it’s fair to say that Otherworld is gone for good. But in a discussion on the official Terraria Discord server this week, Terraria creator Andrew Spinks, under the name redigit, gave fans of the abandoned game a little bit of hope.

When asked (somewhat hopefully) to “finish Terraria: Otherworld”, Spinks took everyone by surprise. “100,000 signatures and $15 and I’ll open source it,” he replied. 

(Image credit: Future)

Since then at least one petition has appeared, though it has a target of 1,500 signatures rather than the 100,000 specified on Discord. I reached out to Relogic to figure out whether the Discord exchange was a tease or a promise, and was told that “we can neither confirm nor deny any possible outcome in the event that the 100,000 signatures are obtained… and of course there is always the matter of the $15.”