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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