Terraria Goes to Consoles, PC Gamers Go Nuts

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GAunderrated:
I have a feeling this isn't really about it going to the consoles as much as its the game was abandoned by the dev despite all the promises of updates.

The project was completely abandoned before completion, leaving a massive list of promised features not implemented. It was a sad and frustrating end to a very enjoyable game.

Then out of the blue to have a console version announced, when their version of the game is completely unfinished? I can understand the frustration. They are assuming that the console version will be an idealized complete version of the game, and that the PC version will not get that.

Maybe an unfounded assumption but it wouldn't be the first time, I really can't blame these people, as un-eloquent as they may be.

This, more or less, is the underlying reason for the rage. There's no reason for those people to be behaving like they are, but the feeling of betrayal is understandable.

It's already been done before, but I'd like to sincerely apologize to the console community on behalf of the sane, sedate PC gamers out there who understand they've already received far more than their money's worth. I don't care that my Terrarria won't quite be my PSN-using cousin's Terraria - I'm just glad that he'll get to enjoy it.

There's fans, and then there's fanboys. Take a guess at which of the two really gets my goat. It's just a game, for crying out loud! You are not some special snowflake who deserves preferential treatment!

Did anyone really expect anything else? Every single "platform community" has their fair share of morons.

PC gamers are rightfully mad for not getting content for a game that they supported enough to exist at all.

PC gamers are fed up to the back teeth with having to chose between the fully-featured but poorly executed console version or the ideal PC version with cut content.

Well it's apparently a slow day for Andy Chalk and back to trying to incite rage from a large swath of people.

I feel kinda insulted by this article.
It's not like PC gamers in general are going to throw a fit just cuz a game gets ported to consoles. I don't really appreciate being insulted because a few dipshits throw a retarded tantrum.

I can understand people being disapointed its not a new addition to their game, but to become outraged at this announcement is childish.

Delighted by this. Loved it on the PC but Im restricted to my laptop now and unless I plug a mouse in it its not as fun. This title should translate really well to the console so my wallet eagerly awaits this.

I just don't understand why people seem to like this game so much. I've seen it called a sandbox MetroidVania game... the problem is, what makes Metroid and Castlevania so great is the tightly-crafted worlds. You just can't pull off that level of polish and flow control in a randomly-generated sandbox. What little I played of it felt clunky, unfocused, and seriously hurt by a disastrous UI.

Then again, maybe the console version (and the promised PC updates) will fix all this. Who knows?

P.S. Thanks

I think people are more angry that they waited with baited breath for months for an announcement that, they assumed, would be that re-logic would finally implement a bunch of promised features they just never did; only to find out the announcement pertained to them in no way at all.

Oh man......i'm definitely going nuts right now...yup.........nuts...

Whoa!. I've seen bad articles from you, Andy, but this one takes the Most Appalling prize. Sure, some PC gamers make some stupid comments, and now we're all "hopping mad", "an inherently insecure bunch", "venting our rage", etc?. I've never seen a more pitiful article in The Escapist. I'm a PC Gamer and I have absolutely no problem with Terraria going to consoles. It's a fantastic game, and I hope they make a lot more money in the consoles so they can keep making great games. And I'm sure 99.9% of PC gamers share my view.

Shame on you, Andy. This is shoddy journalism. Didn't know The Escapist was descending to this, do you want to compete with Kotaku now?..

Checked the forum link and most seemed neutral or positive about it rather than "going nuts" and it was hardly a huge announcement. Really it was some block headed teasing on the part of the devs. Why are people on PC going to be hyped about a console port of a game they already have?

Pointless attempt to get people to rage about the evil "PC elitists."

Look at what i'm seeing on this forum. People responding to an inflammatory post about how PC fans are rash, elitist, and quick to hate all thing that they consider below them. A good part of the posts here seem to be doing the same thing. Responding without actually knowing why all the rage is happening in order to call PC gamers stupid.

But hey it is the escapist. At least most of you are adding that not all PC gamers are like that. That's a good sign. It would still be a good idea to read what people post though, the escapist newsroom seems to love inflammatory statements. I'm always suspicious of news like this. When news is this easily hateable there's usually something wrong with the report.

ThaBenMan:
Unbelievable... PC Elitism at it's worst. They should be happy that more people will get to play a great game, and that the developer will become more successful and in turn make more stuff. That is ridiculous that anybody should think the game belongs solely to the PC users.

Ahh, and how about the absolute shitrage all the console people threw when Dark Souls was announced for the PC? Both camps are equally stupid.

Wheaton's Law: LIVE BY IT.

Let them bask in its pixelly goodness. As always: haters gonna hate. I'm wondering how the block placement will work with a controller though. I'd imagine it could get incredibly fiddly.

...I don't get it. I didn't get mad when I was told that I would have to buy the Dark Souls DLC that PC gamers got for free, and it's going to cost more than this entire game.

I don't doubt that there are some raging Facebook users, but I don't understand why I deserve to be called insecure just because I use a PC. I don't really feel the need to apologize on behalf of PC users either, it's a strange way to classify people.

I like Terarria. I would love to see more Terarria content for all available platforms, but it's good as it is and I accept if the developers want to focus on other things.

Whats next, should we start calling console users immature just because Andy wrote a troll article?

The only thing I couldn't get to work right on my controller was the whips. If the console version found a clever way to address that it should be more fun for more people.

Andy Chalk:
PC gamers, an inherently insecure bunch to begin with

Thanks Andy, you're the best.

On the subject of the game itself, I'm not bothered by them ported but interested in how they will have to change the game for the console's controllers. The things that happen in terraria can get insane - the twins boss fight solo comes to mind, they got to be changing some serious variables and mechanics there if they think you can do that for the 360 or ps3.

Although it would suck to miss out on the exclusive content they claim to be making, the least they could do is share the love with their already existing fans. That's the decision that really puzzles me, it even validates some complaints, making it exclusive in the first place.

Considering their history and their adoration by fans, you would think they would say, "Hey guys, it's been a long time but we're bringing you new content and announcing console ports!" - That would be the all-win scenario.

I've bought 6 copies of terraria since launch out of support and to share with friends but excluding, not sharing content, means I'll be missing out on whatever they are adding to the port. For all the content brings, it means nothing to those new to the game, it's always been there as far as the newcomers are concerned so saying, "new content" is just a moot point that waves it in the faces of everyone who hoped for more from re-logic.

At the very least, looking at this as a whole picture I can identify with the rest of the fans. Some like myself that spent over 500 hours and would do another 500 if there was just a little more content. This actually does hurt.

Re-logic, your 2d adventure sandbox with building elements was really great. You probably won't be reading this forum post but all I can say is thanks for sharing. I was sad when the word was that there were no more updates. I can only hope that the port finds a new audience that appreciates your work.

Good to see a great game reach more people (though I have my reservations about the controls). As always,

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I do not understand the outrage. Really, W T F.

Im just happy to be able to say, "Congrats Console Gamers for finally getting a game that we've had for years!" for once XD

Do not care if it's on consoles. I mean we've had lots of fun playing it, let the console gamers in on the fun I say. Plus us on pc have Starbound to look forward to for more Terraria goodness.

"PC gamers are hopping mad that the indie hit Terraria is coming to consoles."

Not really. I couldn't care less. The chances are terraria controls will be horribly due to clunky inventory management needed on end game, where you need a lot more than 10 fast item slots.

I hoep you don't turn into Kotaku, making sensacionalist and generalist articles just to get extra views. This article is certainly not a good sign.

Also, nice "Idiots" tag. Stay classy.

Andy Chalk:

The Terraria Facebook page is currently not a happy place as PC gamers, an inherently insecure bunch to begin with, vent their rage over what they seem to see as a betrayal of... well, something.

It seems like half my comments nowadays are just pointing out how unprofessional this site's news articles are. Seriously, why make this comment?

my only reaction when i read this was that the PC 'fans' of the games are assholes. not all of them, but most vocal ones are. how is this not good news? the creators get more money and the game can be enjoyed by more people who don't own a PC for this kind of stuff.

HA! You are all just jealous of the PC master race! All you console peasants should go rot in the holes like the peasants you are! All glory to the PC master race! /heavy, heavy sarcasm

I game mainly on PC, it's my choice for anything that's not exclusive to somewhere else. But the people complaining about this are just elitists, simple really.

Also Andy, really? Making comments like "an inherently insecure bunch" just makes you seem like the people this article was talking about. You're not a blog writer, you write news for one of the biggest gaming sites on the web, personal opinions and generalizations should be kept out of it. Don't stoop down to the levels of Fox News and The Daily Mail by making silly generalizations over a bunch of arseholes. I, as a PC gamer can say that the kinds of people in this article are the minority. Sure, they're probably insecure. But calling the ENTIRE PC gaming community insecure because of them is just a bit of a bad way of presenting the news. It may seem like I'm just nitpicking, but showing extreme bias and silly generalizations in any way, no matter how big or small isn't good when it comes to reporting the news.

Hell, why did anyone even NEED to bring the PC gaming elitists into this? You could have simply said "Terraria coming to consoles". Devoting half the article to how PC gaming elitists are well... elitists just makes the thing seem biased.

the annoying thing is that it is a big announcement for an indie game.

That means the only people listening are people who own it.

People who would have liked more content perhaps.

TwiZtah:

ThaBenMan:
Unbelievable... PC Elitism at it's worst. They should be happy that more people will get to play a great game, and that the developer will become more successful and in turn make more stuff. That is ridiculous that anybody should think the game belongs solely to the PC users.

Ahh, and how about the absolute shitrage all the console people threw when Dark Souls was announced for the PC? Both camps are equally stupid.

Or like when ps3 fanboys threw a fit when announced that final fantasy 13 would be on the x-box.
Or like x-box fanboys got pissed when Mass Effect went to the ps3.

As for me on the more systems it gets released the more people that can play/enjoy it.
Honestly i dislike exclusives a bit since it means that sometimes i "have to" buy a console just for one game >.>

God forbid the console players can't enjoy a game we PC gamers have enjoyed for a while now.

No, we can't have that. That would be terrible.

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since when is PC gamers getting pissy for no reason news?, so some game is going to the consoles, who cares. it won't effect you, so shut up

Wow, I feel sorry for these developers.

And it's not like PC gamers will have features taken away or the controls changed.

Some PC gamers are just freakin' nuts.

Treblaine:
PC gamers are rightfully mad for not getting content for a game that they supported enough to exist at all.

PC gamers are fed up to the back teeth with having to chose between the fully-featured but poorly executed console version or the ideal PC version with cut content.

Okay, nowhere is it stated that the additional content will be console exclusive. There is no info on that at all.

Nick Holmgren:
the annoying thing is that it is a big announcement for an indie game.

That means the only people listening are people who own it.

People who would have liked more content perhaps.

Yeah it seems like a bit of a PR blunder to promise a big surprise to people who wont benefit from it. I can understand some people getting disappointed if they expected actual updates to the game, or something like a sequel.

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