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Stardew Valley Launches on Xbox One/PS4 on December 14; Wii U Version Cancelled in Favor of Switch

November 29, 2016

Console players can rejoice — critically acclaimed farming simulator RPG Stardew Valley will be heading to Xbox One on December 14. The indie-darling, which released on PC on February 26, 2016, has had a successful year, winning the Breakthrough Award at the Golden Joystick Awards 2016, getting nominated for Best Independent Game for The Game Awards 2016, and selling over one million copies within two months of launch.

Developer Eric Barone had previously announced and confirmed that Stardew Valley would be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U — all three hopefully “ready in time for the winter holidays.” However, outside the Q4 2016 announcement for the other two consoles, there has been no further clarification on when PlayStation or Nintendo owners can expect a release.

As mentioned above, Stardew Valley is currently available on PC (as well as Mac and Linux); the Xbox One version will be available December 14, 2016.

UPDATE: Developer Eric Barone has announced that Stardew Valley will also be coming to PS4 in North America on December 13th, and in Europe on December 14th. Further, Barone also announced the Wii U version of the game has been cancelled in favor of releasing on the Nintendo Switch.

Barone had the following to say about the cancellation of the Wii U version:

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“Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however. Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.”

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