A new developer blog
has a status report on the upcoming version 1.3 patch for
Chucklefish's farming simulation (thanks
). This update will add multiplayer support, and Eric "ConcernedApe"
Barone explains the process for completing the update, saying he's hopeful it
will enter beta testing in the spring:
As you may know, I’ve always
worked solo on Stardew Valley. However, for this multiplayer update I’ve
had the help of Tom Coxon (of Chucklefish). He’s done all the network coding to
turn Stardew Valley into a multiplayer game… truly an impressive feat, and one
that would not be possible without his talent. He deserves a lot of credit for
this — Thank you Tom!
Now, here’s where we’re at:
Work on the new features is done, and we’ve sent all the new text off to be
translated into the different languages. Meanwhile, we are working on bug fixes.
Once we’ve received the translated text and integrated it back into the game,
we’ll begin a serious QA phase involving thorough testing of all new features in
both multiplayer and single player contexts. When that is finished, the update
should be ready for a public beta. I am still shooting for a spring release for
When the beta gets closer to launch, I’ll fill you guys in on more specifics as
to how multiplayer will work, as well as a more complete list of the new
features in the update.
I’ll also be sure to let you guys know as soon as we’ve determined a more
concrete timetable for release.