Terraria’s Google account issues have officially been cleared, paving the way for a Stadia release once again

    
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Considering everything that’s been going pear-shaped for Stadia, it would be in Google’s best interests to make nice with third-party developers. Readers will recall a month-long issue with the Google account of one of Terraria’s developers that ended up with an official cancellation of the game’s arrival to Stadia. However, in the game’s February State of the Game forum post from developer Ted “Loki” Murphy, it was revealed that those Google account issues have been cleared and Terraria is headed to the Stadia platform after all.

“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 1.4.0.5 (latest) build, and is currently at Google for certification review.”

The forum post, incidentally, also details several things in the works for Terraria, including ongoing work to support texture packs via Steam Workshop, UI and control tweaks coming to console as well as the Journey’s End update’s arrival to Nintendo Switch, and confirmation that bug reports are being collected for the mobile version.

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Jack Pipsam

I hear nothing but horror stories for those who get locked out of Google Accounts, so truly it had to be something like this extremely public scenario to have any hope of fixing it.
I’m glad he got his accounts back and hope he will also take this opportunity to on the sly migrate and prepare alternatives just in case his Google Account gets swept away again.

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umdiddly

If I ever get locked out of my google account, gaming is the least of my worries!

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ThePeon25

Wait did not Google say that they will not do anything more with stadia and so releasing on stadia now seams rather pointless.

Also he should have kept it away from Stadia even if they fixed hes problems instead hes giving them a new chance I think he should have stuck to hes words instead now it just seams like kiss assing. If it was me I would just say fuck you your not getting access to out popular and weld sold game and I will not be using Gmail or Yotube and I will take my business elsewhere.

Man if something new could come and replace youtube and be a better option than gmail that would be great. Yes we have outlook but common Hotmail is like internet explorer.

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Leo

Google’s own game dev studio was shut down but they are at least talking like Stadia itself will go on. Who knows for how long.

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Bryan Correll

Like most corporate decisions, it’s up to the monkey with a dartboard.

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ThePeon25

hehe so true that.

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Jack Pipsam

For the time being they’re still getting third-party titles on the platform.

As for email, Gmail’s never been the best tbh, if you’re not a fan of Outlook either then there’s a million alternatives out there. One which is always cool is ProtonMail.

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ThePeon25

Thanks will check it out.

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Peregrine Falcon

I think it was a mistake for Loki to change his mind and release on Stadia. It’s clearly a dead platform. Also, I hope that he now has a direct phone number to someone’s office in Google.

Imagine entering into a contractual agreement with a company and then not have a way to contact them directly. That’s just ridiculous.

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Katzvariak

It’s clearly a dead platform.

He knew about it long before the decision.
BUT I AM 100% SURE, this is part of the deal between him and google whilst they are in talks for account restoration related stuff.

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EmberStar

“Nice account you’ve got there. It would be a shame if something happened to it while we were trying to restore it. Just saying.”

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Jack Pipsam

I guess it depends on if he’s getting money from Google to bring it to the platform or not.

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Schmidt.Capela

There are reports that Google was paying lavishly for Stadia ports of popular games.

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Vanquesse V

Terraria is at end of life, and the port was probably mostly done, so on top of not being much effort to go through with, he gets to keep his promises to the 5? people wanting a stadia port and hopefully gets a bag of money from google

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Fisty

Just in time too.