Stardew Valley developer Chucklefish is hard at work on the game's multiplayer and has provided an update on what players can expect. In a new blog post, the developer provides a bit of insight into how multiplayer will work, but there's one tidbit that's sure to garner attention: player marriage.
Chucklefish confirms that it is working on a way to let you get hitched to your pals' avatars in-game.
A lot of players have requested player-to-player marriage. It's an idea we like a lot, and want to make available as a feature. Player-to-player marriage won't use the mermaid pendant, but rather an alternative method that requires a similar amount of effort to wooing an NPC. We're still working out what that will be.
Multiplayer in Stardew Valley will ultimately allow up to four people to play together, but only online. There's no plan to support local multiplayer, split-screen, or PVP, Chucklefish says.
In multiplayer, the other players will work as your farmhands, living in cabins on the farm that are placed shortly after the game is started. Each player will have their own inventory and "can do almost anything the main player can do." That said, some decisions, like when to sleep and when to start and end a festival, can only be made by the main player.
That said, players will be waiting quite a while for multiplayer, it seems. Chucklefish says it is expecting to beta test the feature at the end of the year for Steam users. The patch will then be released in early 2018 as version 1.3 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Xbox One and other consoles will get the patch as well, but it will hit the Nintendo Switch first, Chucklefish says.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Microsoft shares details of a security breach of customer support database
Microsoft disclosed the details surrounding a security breach from last December. The breach involves roughly 250 million entries from an internal customer support database.
Project xCloud on the NVIDIA Shield is almost like playing a regular Xbox
The only Android TV box really worth buying is already part games console, and xCloud takes that even further. Sideload at your own risk, but this is a lot of fun.
You can now manually check for the Windows 10 November 2019 Update
If you're running a recent version of Windows 10, you can now manually check for the Windows 10 November 2019 Update.
These VR flight simulators and games soar above the rest
Flight simulators and VR are a match made in heaven, especially now that GPUs and lens resolution can support a truly immersive recreation of Earth or space. Whether your vision of perfect flight gameplay is WWII-era dogfighting with a joystick, Star Wars-esque space battles mapped to a traditional controller, or mastering real-life aircraft using touch controls, we've found the best...