Terraria is an extremely popular sandbox title which many refer to as the "2D version of Minecraft". While the title has been in development for release on Google Stadia for some time, it was revealed earlier this month that the project is canceled following a very public spat on Twitter involving Andrew "Redigit" Spinks, founder of Terraria developer Re-Logic. Spinks announced that Re-Logic is ceasing development on the Stadia release because Google has disabled its developer accounts with no prior warning and is doing nothing to address the issue.
However, Stadia users will be pleased to know that the problem has now been resolved and Terraria is back in development.
Spinks had previously claimed that the locked account had never violated any terms of service but now all data linked to the account had been lost, including that on Google Drive. The executive went on to say that says he will no longer support any of Google's platforms, adding that "doing business with you is a liability".
However, it appears that Google has resolved these issues and reached an agreement with Re-Logic. In a recent forum update, Re-Logic stated that:
As you may have noticed, we had a ton of issues to kick off the year stemming from the locking-down of Redigit's entire Google account in early January. After a month of pushing (and with the immense support of our fans), Google finally reached out and was able to provide a lot of transparency around the situation and to restore access to all of our accounts. Due to the hard work the Stadia team has put in - as well as our partners at 505 Games - we have decided that we will allow the upcoming launch Terraria on Google Stadia to proceed. The Terraria Stadia build is based on the DR Studios 126.96.36.199 (latest) build, and is currently at Google for certification review.
The news that Terraria is back on track will likely be welcomed by Stadia players. The platform has had a rough time with Google shutting down its Games & Entertainment division. The move gave the impression of decreased confidence in Stadia's viability, with the platform now dependent on third-party support for development of games. That said, Google has confirmed that it is tracking the development of over 100 games scheduled to release on Stadia in 2021.