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“Stardew Valley 1.6 may have new content material and bolster modding”
Simply don’t anticipate one other ‘enormous’ replace
Even with Haunted Chocolatier on the horizon, the creator of Stardew Valley can’t appear to step away from the farm-sim life for good, and we love him for it. Replace 1.5 was a banger. With an entire new island to discover and develop, plus loads of small however impactful quality-of-life enhancements, it might’ve gone down as the sport’s “remaining replace” — it felt prefer it. However what are the chances of Stardew Valley 1.6? ConcernedApe says it’s coming.
Responding to a fan on Twitter, the developer stated that Stardew Valley will get a 1.6 replace — although we should always hold our expectations in examine. It’ll be targeted on making modders’ lives “simpler,” and whereas there will likely be “some new content material,” it gained’t be “enormous.”
Mods can future-proof the sport
Contemplating how wholesome the mod-creating (and taking part in) Stardew Valley neighborhood has turn out to be, that’s actually encouraging to listen to. As a lot as ConcernedApe in all probability will proceed increase Stardew himself, at a sure level, mods will absolutely take over because the present that retains on giving. I do know there’s a variety of good things on the market, however I’ve but to get into mods, and I really feel like loads of Stardew Valley‘s tens of millions of gamers fall into the identical camp.
It will be good to see the very best mods entrance and heart in a extra “official” capability, to make it as straightforward as potential for less-experienced gamers who’re craving extra content material. If the place to look, positive, they’re on the market. They’re nice! That stated, loads of individuals are quietly having fun with the sport with no data of mods whilst a primary idea.
ConcernedApe hasn’t dedicated to Stardew 1.7
As for a potential Stardew Valley 1.7? “Who is aware of.” (So… the door is cracked?!)
You may’t actually discuss Stardew Valley updates with out additionally acknowledging cell gamers who’re nonetheless ready on model 1.5. Each time somebody asks, ConcernedApe says that it hasn’t been “deserted,” however it has been held up by outdoors components.
“It’s type of sophisticated, however entails a authorized/enterprise concern which I can’t actually get into, the need to have an entire new crew work on it, after which a number of setbacks and missed deadlines on account of individuals being unfamiliar with the code or underestimating the issue,” he stated in Might. This sport has a lot goodwill, however it’s arduous to be affected person.
On Twitter this week, ConcernedApe additionally touched on Haunted Chocolatier, noting that the new life simulation sport will reference Stardew — however “how deep the connection will likely be” is up within the air. The designer intends for Haunted Chocolatier to “have its personal id.”
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