Terraria PS4 Launches Next Week, Includes Vita Version for Free

November 6, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Already available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, 505 Games announced today that Terraria is coming to the PlayStation 4 on November 11 in North America and November 12 in Europe (Xbox One gets it November 14). While the game won’t include cross-buy, anyone who buys the PS4 version will receive the PS Vita version free “for a limited time” (doesn’t work the other way around).

Terraria on PS4 will include cross-play with PS3 and PS Vita though, allowing you to transfer your save games and use cross-platform multiplayer, where you can join up and fight bosses together, build castles, or duel each other in PvP combat.

505 outlined the improvements being brought to the PS4 version of Terraria:

The first thing to talk about is the scale of the PS4 version, which is almost triple the size of the original PS3 game. A truly huge amount of content and features have been added, with well over 1,000 new items including 10 new ores, 4 new wood types, 31 new brick types, 12 new wing types, 29 new tinker combinations, 50 new paintings, 8 new friendly NPCs, 15 new pets, over 100 new enemies, 4 new bosses … the list goes on, and on!

We’ve also listened to feedback from the community and looked at how people play the original console games to figure out where slight improvements might be made. We wanted to address the immense scale of Terraria’s world, which can actually be a blessing and a curse! Now players will be able to ‘pinch’ to zoom in and out on DualShock 4′s touch pad, which is really simple and intuitive but makes a huge and immediate difference when playing the game.

A World Map companion app for smartphone and tablets is also in the works, allowing you to see where you are in the PS4 game in real-time.

[Source: PS Blog]