Stardew Valley’s 1.4 Update Is Now Live For Nintendo Switch And PlayStation 4, Xbox Should Be Live Soon

Stardew Valley’s 1.4 Update Is Now Live For Nintendo Switch And PlayStation 4, Xbox Should Be Live Soon
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Stardew Valley easily captured the hearts and minds of gamers internationally when it released on PC on February 26, 2016.  Since its launch and welcome reception on Valve’s Steam platform, Stardew Valley has branched out to the mobile and console families as well.  With arrivals on Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch, it’s one of the most wide-spread releases of an indie game in recent memory.

Minor hiccups occurred between developer ConcernedApe and publisher Chucklefish, which saw Stardew Valley transfer to a self-published indie title.  Besides that, however, the title has had nothing but blue skies and sunny days as the lone developer that dedicated six years of his life to the charming farming simulator.

The most recent 1.4 patch brings yet another load of content to the idyllic farming life that continues to be finely honed by ConcernedApe and was released on PC on November 27th.  Ever striving to maintain parity between the various platforms that Stardew Valley now successfully occupies, 1.4 has just recently come to both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 systems; the Xbox update should be arriving momentarily.

Mobile devices are still currently on the 1.3 patch, and ConcernedApe took to Twitter to quell fans, stating that mobile devices are likely to receive the update in January.

As of December 2nd, ConcernedApe changed the release version number for PC to 1.4.1, bringing Stardew Valley‘s PC release in-line with SMAPI, the modding API that the title utilizes to allow community members to add on to the already hefty amount of content available to the title via mods.  Unfortunately, the nearly 4,000 mods that are currently listed on Nexus Mods are only compatible with the PC version, and there’s been no news on consoles receiving the ability to mod the game, despite fans requesting the feature.

Patch 1.4 brings yet another slew of updates that are so large that ConcernedApe has had issues fitting everything into patch notes.  Fish ponds have been added to farm buildings, allowing you to raise and harvest a variety of fish for various items and materials.

A 14 heart event has been added for all spouses, to help encourage a furthering of player/character relationships after marriage, giving them a greater sense of agency beyond being one-dimensional beings that occasionally water the crops or feed the players livestock.

60 new items, over 250 new wardrobe pieces to dress your farmer up, and a wild assortment of additional content ranging from pets, monsters, emotes, and even a new map titled ‘Four Corners’ made specifically for co-op play, with each player receiving their own corner of the farm to work on.  The entirety of the patch notes, which take a long while to work through, can be found on Stardew Valley’s website.