Multiplayer update for Stardew Valley is coming along well, according to the game's developer ConcernedApe. Players will soon be able to farm with their friends and, uh, put sombreros on their horses.
ConcernedApe confirmed that Stardew Valley's multiplayer component was nearly done and it will be coming soon for the players to check out. It was expected the development would go rather fast as he was no longer working on the game alone, and this was confirmed in his recent tweet.
Stardew Valley multiplayer is in QA and bugs are being fixed at a very good pace!— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) March 13, 2018
ConcernedApe, who is known in alternate dimensions as Eric Barone states the bugs are being fixed at a very good pace which is a good sign of things to come. Despite the good news, there is no fixed release date for the multiplayer component.
One of the commenters on his tweet was worried about single player being neglected in favour of multiplayer, but Barone responded to this by saying that multiplayer is just a layer on top of the singleplayer game. All the game content is the same and the upcoming update will also bring new changes to single player.
Stardew Valley first launched in 2016 and has developed a devoted player base. The game revolves around players maintaining and expanding a farm they inherit from their grandfather. The game was developed by ConcernedApe alone for a while, until he partnered up with Chucklefish's Tom Coxon.
When multiplayer lands, players will be able to recruit their friends to act as farmhands and they will live in cabins on the player's farm. The friends you recruit will have their own inventories, the ability to plant crops and they can marry anyone they chose including other players. You will also be able to put hats on your horses.
One of my favorite things in the new update... hats on your horses. They look very good on the horse. Looks pretty natural, actually pic.twitter.com/K3DtR1pb8e— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) March 13, 2018
The update will roll out on Linux, Mac and Windows first, with Nintendo Switch next in line. Playstation 4 and Xbox One users will be the last ones to receive the update.