The least we can say is that the players of Terraria have responded to the release of the latest major update, Journey's End, deployed yesterday on PC. Nine years after its release, the action adventure sandbox game with some 30 million copies sold (including 14 million on PC) recorded an impressive peak of 489,886 players connected simultaneously on Steam.
This is by far a new record for Terraria, the previous peak being 158,947 players in June 2015 (according to SteamCharts), which is thus placed alongside the usual Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and PUBG in the list of the most played games on Steam currently.
It should be said that the update 1.4 Journey's End has what to bring back the players. In the additions section: more than 800 original objects and equipment, new weather effects, mini-biomes, enemies and challenges, an additional difficulty mode or a bestiary. The massive patch note (more than 40 pages) can be viewed here
In parallel with this update, the open-source platform tModLoader, used for years by players to create and use mods, has arrived on Steam. A way to make modding more "visible and accessible", as explained by the Re-Logic studio. As a reminder, in a FAQ published in May 2019
On another note, let's finish with the spin-off Terraria: Otheworld, announced in 2015 and then abandoned in 2018. On the official Terraria Discord, a player recently asked Andrew "Redigit" Spinks, the main creator of the game, to finish this project. He simply replied "100,000 signatures and fifteen dollars, and I will make it open-source". A petition has thus surfaced, already gathering nearly 31,000 signatures.
Source: PC Gamer
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