Chucklefish Games announced today that adorable farm sim Stardew Valley is destined for console, and soon: It launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next week with preorders already up, coming full circle back to its Harvest Moon roots.
Why cover this here? Earlier this year, Stardew creator Eric Barone revealed he was working on a co-op multiplayer mode for the game, originally planned for the 1.1 patch. That patch landed in October, bringing with it new farm maps, new spouses, new buildings, and new crops, as well as brewing… but no multiplayer.
“Multiplayer is still under development,” Barone posted just five weeks back. “I know it’s taking a while, but it should be worth the wait.”
In the meantime, there’s a mod for that — literally. Modders have crafted a plugin called Makeshift Multiplayer as a “temporary solution” until the functionality is baked into the main game. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go download all the Stardew Valley mods.