Update (February 16, 2022 - 5:59 PM) - Re-Logic's Head of Business Ted "Loki" Murphy has explained that the company will not be announcing Terraria 2 and has not yet decided on what its second game will be.
Speaking to PC Gamer, Murphy explained that the several dev team members changing their Twitter locations was "all in good fun" and was not any kind of teaser or lead-up to an announcement about a Terraria sequel.
"While certainly a sequel to Terraria would be one possible path we might take, we are actively considering others," Murphy said. "Given this state of things, we really are not ready to share the exact direction that we plan to take with our second game at this time."
"Throughout the history of the company, we have enjoyed a strong tradition of fun banter and speculation with our fanbase," Murphy added. "You will note that quite a few of our team members have changed their Twitter locations to different Terraria-themed 'games'[--]though, of course, people found Andrew’s first. This is all in good fun... and who knows what the future might hold?"
At the time of this update, the altered Twitter locations listing various plays on the Terraria name are still up on the individual profiles of the involved developers.
Our original story continues below.
Several developers from Re-Logic are cheekily teasing a Terraria sequel with a subtle message about Terraria 2 on Twitter.
Recently, a surprise update was revealed for Terraria to celebrate the game winning the "Labor of Love" award at last year's Steam Awards. The devs had recently launched the 1.4 update for Nintendo Switch last month and created an interesting crossover with Don't Starve Together last year. Now, it seems that some of its developers are hinting towards a sequel.
Terraria 2 Teaser is the First News About a Terraria Sequel in a Long Time
The Terraria 2 teaser comes in the form of several Re-Logic employees changing their location on Twitter to several different things, some of which imply that something will be happening with a Terraria sequel.
Here's what we've found from each of the developers, using this list on the Terraria wiki:
- Andrew "Redigit" Spinks - "terraria 2 - a new age"
- Whitney "Cenx" Spinks - "Terraria 2.5 the Final Update"
- Ted "Loki" Murphy - "Terraria Kart"
- Amanda "Safeman" Powell - No change, Inactive on Twitter since May 2021
- Houston "FoodBarbarian" Lawson - No change, Inactive on Twitter since December 2020
- Yorai "Yoraiz0r" Omer - "Terraria Impact"
- Charles "Grox" Hanrahan - No known Twitter account
- Victor "Crowno" Moura - No change
- Jim Tommy Myhre "Jimmarn" Kjexrud - "Terraria 3.2 A Whole New World"
- Jamison "Lazure" Hayes - No known Twitter account
- Jason "Leinfors" Parker - "Terraria 3: the new Dimension"
- Crystal "Ghostar" Ironheart - No change
The change to Redigit's location was spotted by gaming YouTuber Chippy, the same man who got to exclusively reveal the Labor of Love Update on his channel earlier this week.
So, what does this mean? Aside from some of the developers changing their Twitter location, the only commentary comes from a Twitter reply from Re-Logic's Vice President and Game Designer Whitney "Cenx" Spinks.
"Red is a massive troll. I wouldn't trust it," Cenx said in a tweet. "Or would I?"
Terraria 2 was first announced all the way back in 2013 as reported by Rock Paper Shotgun. Since then, a sequel of sorts called Terraria: Otherworld was announced, but that game eventually ended up getting canceled. The last official word about a Terraria sequel was back in May 2019 when Andrew "Redigit" Spinks participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on the game's official forums.
"I want there to be more Terraria games in the future," Redigit said in a forum post. "After 1.1 came out and I decided to quit Terraria, I planned on having a sequel out by now, but I didn't happen that way. I am very happy with how far Terraria has come, though."
So, is a Terraria sequel on the way or not? We can't say for certain, but so many of Re-Logic's developers changing their Twitter locations to these odd names suggests that something might be happening. Or maybe, as Cenx suggests, we're all being trolled by Redigit. For now, there's tons of fun to be had in the original game -- you can buy Terraria for PC, consoles, and mobile devices at prices ranging from $4.99-$9.99 or your regional equivalent via its official website.
What would you want to see in Terraria 2? When do you think we'll actually get a sequel? Let us know in the comments below!