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Stardew Valley creator confirms game's future after next update

Stardew Valley creator confirms game's future after next update

The fate of Stardew Valley has seemingly been confirmed following its next content update

Stardew Valley is one of the most beloved indie darlings of the last decade offering players the life of a casual farmer in a cosey village of lovable NPCs to interact with.

Developed and published by indie studio ConcernedApe, Stardew Valley was first released in 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, before making its way to other platforms including the Nintendo Switch. Since its launch, Stardew Valley has been supported with a wealth of free content updates which has contributed towards the belief that it’s one of the best video games ever made and its upcoming update promises to be the biggest one yet when it launches on 19 March.

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The next game from ConcernedApe was announced in 2021 with Haunted Chocolatier, but at the time of writing, this game considered to be a spiritual successor to Stardew Valley in more spooky ways than one, does not have a release date. However, the future of Stardew Valley has seemingly been confirmed following the release of the next big update and beyond.

It would be safe to assume that at some point, content support will end for Stardew Valley, especially after the release of Haunted Chocolatier, but it seems that might not be the case, at least for the immediate future.

Eric Barone, the creator of Stardew Valley recently spoke to Polygon and when asked about the future of the beloved indie classic, he replied: “I feel like I'm the boy who cried wolf because I've said [this is the last update] many times myself, and I always end up making another Stardew Valley update. So it's like, I'll say, who knows? I don't think I'll ever officially close the book. The book is always open.”

That is a vague answer from Barone on the future of Stardew Valley but it should be of some comfort to fans knowing that there is plenty of life in the casual farming sim yet even with the arrival of Haunted Chocolatier on the way.

Stardew Valley is available now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and compatible mobile devices.

Featured Image Credit: ConcernedApe

Topics: Indie Games, Mobile Games, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stardew Valley, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X