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Stardew Valley on Xbox One to get multiplayer soon

Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley (Image credit: ConcernedApe)

Stardew Valley is an incredibly popular farming game which features exploration, combat, and even fishing mechanics. While planting crops and raising animals is always fun on your own, players have been asking the developer to add multiplayer for quite some time now. Beforehand, a test multiplayer client was available on Steam Early Access, but it was unclear when it would be released or if it would make the jump to consoles.

Today, "ConcernedApe" confirmed that multiplayer was coming to Stardew Valley for PC on August 1, 2018. The patch should hit Xbox One and other consoles soon after that. It's unclear what "soon" refers to because it might be months before it lands on the systems. We'll keep you posted as soon as we have more information.

The multiplayer update brings a lot of new features to the game. One of the most significant additions has to be the ability to get married and divorced. However, this doesn't mean that the existing romance options will disappear. You can still romance computer-controlled characters. In order to facilitate this communication and more, a chat box and emojis are also being added to the game. While you can always party chat while playing Stardew Valley, this allows everyone to interact with each other without any additional steps like setting up a Discord or Skype call.

Features like adjustable difficulty and much more will also be part of the download. If you haven't played Stardew Valley yet, be sure to give it a go on Xbox One or PC. It costs $14.99 on the Microsoft Store.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • So wait, the news is that SV is getting multiplayer at all, not just for Xbox One.
  • PC already had a multiplayer beta. We don't cover PlayStation or Nintendo. So the news is that Xbox One is getting it.
  • From what I understand about this site and this author in particular. The narrative is XB/MS is the priority. The competition is evil. You don't talk about them unless you can criticise them or use them to promote MS and make MS look good. That's how I see it based on the articles and some of the comments made...
    For me also it looks like the author was saying that it is only for XB1 and PC while others don't have it. That to me is so misleading... But that's just how I feel, who am I to comment on how they want to be perceived...
  • We are going to be able to divorce now? Will the other partner get half of assets or alimony? Can you have kids in the game? Will the user have to pay for the kid too😂