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Stardew Valley console ports, multiplayer are in the works

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Stardew Valley will receive several major updates in the coming months, developer Eric Barone announced in a progress report on the game's site. These include a content update comprising version 1.1 of the Windows PC game, as well as a multiplayer mode, new language options and ports to other consoles.

Barone, who's better known by the handle ConcernedApe, was quick to mention that there's no release window for the additions and ports yet. To help speed things along, however, he's roped in publisher Chucklefish to take charge on the ports, localization process and the programming end of the co-op multiplayer function.

"This will allow me to focus on creating new game content for version 1.1, which I will continue to do entirely on my own," the one-man development team said.

Planned for the next version of Stardew Valley, the indie farming sim that's been a runaway success on Steam, is more content toward the later portion of the game. The update will also introduce advanced farming mechanics, new marriage candidates and events, fixes, secrets, and other improvements.

Also planned is merchandise based on the game, according to the developer.

Stardew Valley has sold over a million copies since its February launch. Check out our review and Overview below to get a sense of the Harvest Moon-style game's appeal. After that, consult our guide on how to have fun with the slice-of-life farming sim.