Stardew Valley Multiplayer Has Yet To Be Released On PS4 and Xbox One

Stardew Valley Multiplayer Has Yet To Be Released On PS4 and Xbox One
Credit: ConcernedApe via Youtube

Stardew Valley is a farming simulator game loaded with nostalgia and incorporating elements of both the Harvest Moon and Runescape games. The game allows you to expand your farm in the sleepy village of Pelican Town and adds a ton of interesting things to do along the way. The Stardew Valley multiplayer update features content for both online play and single-player story improvements.

The update allows for up to three players to join you on your farm via online play or local wireless connection. These players can be added to an existing save file, or you can begin your Stardew Valley journey anew. Story progression and town unlocks are handled as a group, but inventories and other features are tracked individually, and marriage is on a first come first serve basis.

Speaking of marriage, you are allowed to marry each other as player characters as well as the usual host of bachelors and bachelorettes. As for single-player changes, you can expect a new winter celebration event, new heart events with the villagers, and hats for your horses to wear.

It is no wonder that the update has been so highly anticipated by those on Xbox and Playstation. Multiplayer has been in development for a while however and has been severely delayed for those playing on consoles.

The PC counterpart received its multiplayer update over ten months ago on August 1st, 2018. ConcernedApe, the developer of the game, has stated that the Nintendo Switch is the first console to receive the multiplayer update. Indeed, the Switch saw the update go live on December 12, 2018.

On April 19, 2019, ConcernedApe released this update via twitter concerning the multiplayer update for console platforms.

The developer estimated the update will launch next month, but as of June 1, 2019, there are no signs of multiplayer or any further updates from the developers. He has posted tweets concerning the game since this update, but nothing to do with multiplayer.

Rest assured development on the game has not halted. ConcernedApe is simultaneously working on update 1.4, which will focus on mainly single-player additions, and the very recently released mobile version of the game for Android.

This delay is predicted to be minor, and that players can look forward to the update hitting sometime in July. It is worth noting that while there have been several delays due to technical issues, the developer has a good track record when it comes to providing updates and expanding the game.

All updates for Stardew Valley are completely free as well. Here’s to hoping fans will be able to gather up their friends on console sooner rather than later.