Today, Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone posted a heartfelt update on the future of content releases for his ultra-successful indie farming simulator, Stardew Valley.
In the post, Barone extended his gratitude to the Stardew Valley community for its support and provided some tantalizing new information regarding the future of the game. His top priority is to see the 1.3 multiplayer update come to both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One and to iron out some frame rate issues with the recent Nintendo Switch multiplayer patch (you can learn how to play multiplayer on Nintendo Switch here).
Barone revealed that while he is currently developing a new game (of which nothing is known, except that it takes place in the Stardew Valley universe), he is still working on new content for Stardew Valley. This new content will be available in patch 1.4 and is designed for solo players. In fact, work on the new game will cease so that he can focus entirely on Stardew Valley content. Significantly, Barone also announced that after this patch is released, he plans to form a team to help him continuously roll out new content for the foreseeable future.
Barone also recently announced that he would be self-publishing the title on all platforms, excluding the Nintendo Switch and mobile moving forwards. This will most likely mean that we won’t be seeing his new game for a while, as he will likely be pretty busy. Yet, with new content coming, and the excellent multiplayer patch recently released, Stardew Valley players will have more enough to do in the meantime.
To summarize –
- Barone’s top priority is to see the 1.3 multiplayer updates come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, to work on frame-rate issues with the recent Switch multiplayer patch.
- He is working on a new game but has put it on hold in order to focus a new Stardew Valley update (1.4).
- French, Korean, Italian, and Turkish translations are in the works, though they may not come out until early next year.
- Barone plan’s on forming a team to help him work on new Stardew Valley content for the future.
- Once the team is in place, he will split his focus between his unnamed new title and Stardew Valley.
- He is now self-publishing on all platforms except Nintendo Switch and mobile.
If you need some tips to get you started in Stardew Valley, you check out our in-depth wiki guide here.
You can read ConcernedApe’s post in its entirety here.