Indie hit Stardew Valley is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next month, and a Wii U version was announced earlier this year, but the latter will no longer be happening. The game’s developer announced today that the Wii U port of Stardew Valley has been scrapped due to “the current gaming landscape.”
However, Nintendo fans aren’t being left behind completely, as the game is now planned for Nintendo Switch instead. Creator Eric Barone assured Nintendo fans that he’s still committed to bringing them the game in a blog post released earlier today.
“Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however. Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.”
— Eric Barone
With Wii U nearing the end of its life and Nintendo Switch just around the corner, developers working on Wii U games will have some touch calls to make. How do you feel about this decision? Sound off in the comments!
Source: Stardew Valley website