While the original Terraria received a sizeable free update this week, the unexpected news is that the dig 'em up will receive a sequel, Andrew "Redigit" Spinks told RPS in an interview today.

"I actually planned, when I first quit Terraria, to have been halfway through my next project by now," Andrew told RPS. "But it just didn't happen. Instead, I decided to work on another update for Terraria to please the fans a little bit."

He goes on to describe his ambitions for the sequel. "In Terraria 2, I really want to have infinite worlds so you're not just stuck to one world. You can travel anywhere. I want more biome diversity in that, too. There's a lot of stuff [I want to add and change]."

Andrew is not completely done with the first game, either, as he wishes to finish the endgame progression in the next two months. "I also have some ideas for a Halloween update I'd like to do too. I think people will get a kick out of that. So there might be a few more updates, maybe three or four months out."

While he did not announce release plans, he expressed wanting to steer clear of crowdfunding. "My personal preference is that I never be in a position where I need to get money to fund my projects."

[source: RPS]