A multiplayer component has been in the works for Stardew Valley since late last year, which will allow other players to live on and assist with their friend’s farms (and if they’re feeling romantic, marriage will be an option as well). Progress has been going slow and steady, but developer Eric Barone has given an update on when to expect the much-anticipated mode.
Update on Stardew Valley multiplayer: still making good progress on fixing bugs, if all goes well it should be ready in about a month
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) April 10, 2018
[Source: ConcernedApe on Twitter]
Who cares about multiplayer when horses will have sombreros in the upcoming update? It’s about priorities, people! But in all seriousness, the comfortable, relaxing pace of Stardew Valley seems a natural fit for co-op. Considering Barone has had to rework much of the source code to accommodate this feature, the time it has taken his small team to crank it out is understandable.