My fellow farmers, the wait is almost over – Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has made it known that development on the long awaited multiplayer component for Stardew Valley is entering the home stretch, and we can expect it to be ready for action this time next month.
Update on Stardew Valley multiplayer: still making good progress on fixing bugs, if all goes well it should be ready in about a month
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) April 10, 2018
“Ready” doesn’t necessarily mean ready for official release though, as there’s a good chance it will go into a public beta phase first. The co-op multiplayer mode comes along with new single-player content, but, despite today’s positive progress report, console gamers will need to hang in there a little longer – Barone has confirmed that the above tweet is specifically referring to the PC/Mac/Linux version.
As for the rest of us, the PC version will be followed by Switch, and then PS4 and Xbox One, although the developer hasn’t confirmed the release schedule for those. In the meantime, brush up on your fishing, planting, and livestock appreciation, so when the update arrives, you’re ready.