Since its launch in early 2016, Stardew Valley has been a smash hit. The charming farming sim has sold over 3.5 million copies, and soon all of those players will be able to connect with each other for even more fun. Developer Eric Barone first teased a multiplayer mode two years ago, and he later announced official plans with a tentative launch window of early 2018. Thanks to a recent Twitter update, we know that it’s progressing nicely.

Via the official ConcernedApe Twitter, Barone revealed that the multiplayer patch is currently going through a bug-fixing process, and it sounds like things are going quite smoothly. Full details on all the new multiplayer elements can be found in an earlier official blog post.

Barone went on to announce one of his favorite features coming in the update: you can put hats on your horses! Barone also noted that this update will be adding in new single-player content as well, reminding players that “multiplayer is kind of just a layer on top of the existing single player game.”

There’s still no word on the exact launch date of this update, but it should be coming very soon. The new content is planned for all platforms, but it will launch first on PC before coming to consoles at a later date.

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Ben Lamoreux


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