Stardew Valley is finally really truly launching PC multiplayer on August 1st

    
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What a dump.

Stretch your mind back over two years ago, when the much-loved Stardew Valley first confirmed it was getting a multiplayer version, thereby justifying our burning desire to write about it on Massively OP. Original creator Eric Barone and the studio he brought on to handle multiplayer, Chucklefish Games, kept a tiny trickle of hope coming over the last two years of seeming delays, but multiplayer went into beta testing this past spring, and now we have a real release date: August 1st. Yes, soon! That’s for PC, Mac, and Linux; the YouTube blurb says Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch are still underway.

As previously reported, the patch allows four players at a time, so three including the host player; you can marry other players, divorce them, chat, share farms, and share money, but only the host can pause the game (and it pauses play for everyone), and a few things are separate, like inventories and relationships. And everybody gets a cabin.

“In deciding what to share vs keep separate, our main goal was to encourage cooperation and teamwork,” the devs wrote on Steam when the beta was in testing. “Since the farm and your money pot are your main way of progressing through the game, they have to be shared in order to facilitate cooperation. Without this, there would be no need for players to even interact!”

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DeadlyAccurate

Kinda on a Staxel kick lately, and it just got an update today, so I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to this one. Loving the total control over my house building.

But for those who love SV, I hope you have a great time!

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Fisty

I want to like Staxel as much as I do Stardew Valley but it ain’t happening. Which upsets me.

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Eh, there are so many games out there we can’t like all of them. I’ve seen games that check off all the boxes but just don’t jell for me.