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Stardew Valley headed to Xbox Game Pass on Xbox consoles and PC

Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Stardew Valley is headed to Xbox Game Pass on Xbox consoles and PC, developer ConcernedApe has announced.
  • The title is expected to join the service "this fall," but with no formal date set.
  • Xbox Game Pass starts at $10 in the U.S. on Xbox consoles and PC, with a $15 Ultimate-tier membership also available.

Stardew Valley is headed to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's Netflix-style gaming subscription service, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 PCs. The announcement came via the latest /twitchgaming ID@Xbox showcase, a dedicated live event for independent developers on the Xbox platform.

Stardew Valley is expected to hit Xbox Game Pass later this year, although with a formal date still to be decided. Developer, Eric Barone, better known as ConcernedApe, stated the title is expected to join the library sometime "this fall."

While Stardew Valley first launched in early 2016, the title has retained an avid following for its slow-paced role-playing sandbox. It sees players inherit a farm, growing crops, raising animals, and more throughout their time in the game. The PC hit has steadily expanded to consoles and mobile with time, surpassing over 10 million copies sold.

Stardew Valley joins the hundreds of titles currently available via Xbox Game Pass, with subscriptions starting from $10 for its respective Xbox console and PC services. The subscription grants access to all the best Xbox Game Pass games, plus upcoming blockbusters like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5. Microsoft also offers an all-inclusive Xbox Game Pass Ultimate tier, bundling Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, and cloud streaming, for $15 per month.

Matt Brown is a senior editor at Future for Windows Central. Following six years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Xbox and Windows PCs. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

4 Comments
  • I thought it was already on the service.
  • Stellar move. To be honest, there's little reasons left to not subscribe to Game Pass if you like games. I personally can't find any.
  • Especially as I've yet to pay for it, I do 5 minutes a day doing the Bing searches and clicking the news links etc, I get enough reward points each month to never have to pay. Currently running to end of November with another 3 months to claim next week
  • well yeah! :) That's awesome, and I'm paying full price and I'm still happy for it, heh.