Otherworld, a spin-off of Terraria, has been cancelled three years after it was announced.
In February 2015, Terraria: Otherworld was announced. The game was going to have players rid the world of the Corruption by activating purifying towers.
It was more focused on RPG elements and strategy than Terraria itself. It had elements such as a tower defense mechanic and skill-trees.
Terraria owner Re-Logic changed developer for the game, scrapping Engine Software for Pipeworks. The latter re-wrote some of Terraria for console and mobile.
A year later, Re-logic has now cancelled the game completely. In a post from the Terraria forum, Re-Logic said:
“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.
“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.”
In other, happier news, 505/Pipeworks continues working on console, mobile, and Switch versions of the game.