Earlier yesterday, July 28, 2016, development team Re-Logic posted an update to their Terraria forums on the status of Terraria: Otherworld, a planned spin-off title for their wildly popular survival game. Terraria: Otherworld was originally presented at the 2015 Game Developers Conference and had been planned for a 2015 release before it was pushed back to this year.
Re-Logic has - alongside Engine Software - done an in-depth review of Terraria: Otherworld and compared its current state to their standards. Both parties feel that the game needs more work for them to feel comfortable in publishing the game - for example, they felt that certain elements weren't aesthetically dynamic enough (such as the feel of purity and corruption), so they were revamped to feel more dangerous. Re-Logic provided the below screenshot in their update for players to see just what they mean.
Re-Logic has taken the same approach to the other biomes in Terraria: Otherworld, making them dynamic, dangerous, and easily distinguishable from each other.
In addition to the overhaul of the world's aesthetics, Re-Logic and Engine Software have been working on tweaks to player gear, the new Weapon Leveling system, the Artificial Intelligence for the tower defense, and fleshing out the spin-offs story-line.
Terraria: Otherworld is currently in development for a 2016 release, although no set date has been given for when fans should expect it to be out. Re-Logic has also given no indication of what platforms it will be on, although it is likely that they will seek to release it on the same current generation platforms that the original is already on - namely, Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, the Nintendo 3DS, and mobile devices.
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[Update 07/29/2016: Minor clarification regarding platforms]