Stardew Valley, the favored indie farming simulator (it’s extra enjoyable than “farming simulator” makes it sound, I promise) is sort of presumably the chillest sport of all time. However, with none multiplayer side, it may get … a bit lonely. From farming, to fishing, to exploring mines, it’s at all times felt like a sport that may be higher with associates.
We’ll quickly discover out if that’s true. After about 12 months of labor has been put into the characteristic, the sport will get cooperative multiplayer beginning on August 1st.
There’s a slight catch: multiplayer will probably be restricted to PC/Mac/Linux, at first. The trailer (beneath) says help will roll out to Nintendo Change/PS4/Xbox One “quickly,” however doesn’t get into specifics.
Multiplayer Stardew Valley will help as much as 4 (four) gamers on the identical farm, with all gamers sharing the identical cash and farmland. In line with this web page on the Stardew Valley fan wiki, teams will have the ability to tweak the sport a bit to their tastes (particularly, they will scale issues like revenue margins and in-game merchandise prices) to account for the added ease of getting 4 gamers doing the work that was beforehand designed for one.
Stardew Valley is surprisingly in-depth for a sport constructed primarily by only one individual; whereas it’s revealed by an organization, the overwhelming majority of the work — from the pixel artwork, to the musical composition, to the programming — is completed by Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone. By the start of this 12 months, it was reported that the game had sold more than 3.5 million copies. GQ did a profile on Barone and the way he built the game.
Barone clarified a number of issues on Twitter shortly after the trailer went dwell:
- In the event you’ve already discovered your approach into the multiplayer beta, there gained’t be any main adjustments within the public releases in addition to a “few last-minute bug fixes”
- Whereas work on the console builds is underway, he doesn’t have any launch dates in thoughts but
- No split-screen or shared display co-op — if you need multiplayer, you’ll want your individual system to play on