ConcernedApe, the sole developer of the popular agricultural sim Stardew Valley, has killed and unveiled new features that we can expect in the 1.5 update to the game. This time, he stated that the upcoming update will add splitscreen co-op.
Online multiplayer was originally added to Stardew Valley back in 2018, but each player needed their own version of the game. This will be the first time more than one person can play together locally on a single console or PC.
We do not know much information about it yet because ConcernedApe has taken to Twitter to share new details about the update. However, he told us which platforms and the number of players will be supported.
In a response to his original tweet, ConcernedApe stated that splitscreen multiplayer will find its way to consoles and PC. However, the number of players supported on each of these platforms may vary.
He clarified that the PC allows for up to four players split screen, while some of the consoles may be limited to only two.
ConcernedApe has not shared when it plans to release the Stardew Valley version 1.5 update, but the news of the split-screen co-op is not the only part of the update he has revealed.
Back in April, he took a poll on Twitter to decide which new fruit tree to add in the upcoming update. Banana trees won.
The 1.5 update also adds a “significant new piece of playoff content”, the ability to move your bed to another location in the house and more teased content.
If you’re not already playing Stardew Valley, it’s definitely not too late to jump in. All updates to the game are free. You can play on PC, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One and Switch as well as on iOS and Android devices.
A physical version and collector’s version of the game is coming soon, and for PC players there are plenty of new mods you can use to improve your game.