The developers of farming role-playing game Stardew Valley are still plugging away at bringing the game to PlayStation Vita, with a portable port expected to hit sometime in 2018.
Developer ConcernedApe said earlier this year that it was investigating a Vita version of Stardew Valley, but publisher Chucklefish finally confirmed it today. The good news is that the Vita version will be cross-buy compatible with the PlayStation 4 version, meaning it won’t require a second purchase. The bad news is that the Vita port won’t include the multiplayer update that’s coming to Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley’s multiplayer features include the ability to recruit friends as farmhands and the option to marry other players. Multiplayer is coming, but it’s going to take a little longer to implement than originally expected.
“We had been planning to launch a multiplayer beta before the end of this year, but we’re pushing that beta back to Q1 2018 in order to make room for polish and QA,” Chucklefish’s Molly Carroll said on the game’s website.
Stardew Valley is currently available on Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.