While everyone will remember 2020 as the year Animal Crossing rose to prominence, one can’t discount the fact that Stardew Valley has truly outdone itself time and time again. After receiving the super-popular online multiplayer update back in 2018, the popular 2D farming sim by solo developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone will see the debut of split-screen multiplayer in its upcoming 1.5 update.
Barone teased the new co-op mode on his social media, and explained that split-screen will support up to four players on PC, but “on some other platforms it might be limited to 2”. We don’t exactly know how that will look on mobile, but we imagine that’s more than possible on platforms such as the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Hopefully there will be support for up to 4 players on those platforms as we imagine that to be a totally viable option too, though we’re not complaining with what’s already coming to the game.
He also teased other cool new features coming to patch 1.5, including the ability to “move your bed” in players’ homes, as well as new farmable food such as bananas. Oh, and did we forget to mention that 1.5, like previous patches of the game, will also be free? Yup, that’s a ton and more to look forward to.
A launch date for Stardew Valley patch 1.5 has yet to be announced.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.