Terraria is a new video game coming to consoles and PCs.
It’s being developed by Mojang, which makes the massively popular Minecraft.
The game is the brainchild of former Microsoft engineer Justin “Jiffy” Greene, who quit Microsoft in April to form his own studio.
“We’re going to make a really fun game and really exciting game,” Greene told reporters at the E3 conference on Tuesday.
Terraria will be released in 2018 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. Greene said the game is being developed on Unreal Engine 4.
The developer, Greenlight, has raised $1.8 million to get the game off the ground.
The developers hope to release Terraria by the end of the year, but Greene said it’s still in early development and that it could take a year or more to fully release the game.
Greene says he plans to launch Terraria with the Xbox 360 version in 2018.
Greenlight launched in July of last year.
“I’m really excited about this game, the development team, and I’m really proud of it,” Greene said.
The video game industry has been struggling to keep up with demand for high-end console games and the game market is growing.
Greene’s departure is a blow to Microsoft’s video game division, which has struggled to keep pace with rising interest in online gaming.
Microsoft had a $13 billion market cap last year and Greene’s team, which includes the likes of John Carmack, said it was working to improve the performance of its gaming division.
Greene and his team also have a new studio in Seattle, Washington, and Greene is still involved in the company’s video games division.
It was not immediately clear if Greenlight will still be a part of the company.