Stardew Valley Creator Reveals New Updates, Multiplayer, and Console Ports Coming in the Future

on May 2, 2016 12:13 PM

Originally released earlier this year, the indie farming simulator Stardew Valley quickly became a hit by surpassing one million copies sold, and now in a new update from the game’s developer, there’s more on the way for the indie farming hit and potential new versions on the horizon.

In a new blog post, developer and creator Eric Barone shared an outline of the future of Stardew Valley, with future updates to include Version 1.1 of the game with “a substantial content update,” along with future plans for a co-op multiplayer mode.

Down the line, Barone also added that future plans for the title include localization of Stardew Valley for non-English regions, Mac/Linux ports, and console ports (though no specific consoles were identified at this time), along with merchandise themed after the game.

Barone gave a big caveat that “there’s obviously a huge amount of work involved to achieve all this,” especially as the sole creator and developer of the game, though he stated that he will be seeking outside help “for some of the more technical things,” while publisher Chucklefish Games will also assist in handling porting and localization of the game, along with the upcoming multiplayer component.

Barone also provided a brief list of the content that will be coming to the game’s upcoming Version 1.1:

  • More late-game content
  • New farm buildings
  • New crops
  • New artisan goods
  • New advanced farming/producing mechanics
  • Shane and Emily will be marriage candidates. They will also have more events and dialogue as a result.
  • More marriage content for all spouses
  • More events for the non-marriage NPC’s
  • Improvements/Additions to mining and combat
  • Ability to move buildings and other convenience features
  • More bug fixes
  • More secrets
  • More small, fun touches to the world

Stardew Valley is available now for PC.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.