Stardew Valley’s 1.4 Update Is Coming And It is Massive
Stardew Valley has been a hit since launching in 2016. What’s surprising is that the game was developed by one person, who is still working on the game and delivering fresh content to this day. On November 26, patch 1.4 is headed your way which according to the official website, is full of content and “polish.”
Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone wants to bring a level of polish, with controls being tweaked and bugs being squashed; quality of life enhancements that needed to be implemented. According to Barone in regard to content, one such improvement is wild bait, at one point useless, now gives you a chance to catch double fish. Spouses now have a unique 14-heart event after marriage, more end-game content that’ll keep you playing. You’ll need to jump back in to discover what’s been added as Barone says he doesn’t want to spoil anything.
PlayStation and Xbox are on update 1.3 and now both have multiplayer, which brings all platforms to parity. Barone says that 1.3 took longer than expected but technical roadblocks specific to each console, in tandem with new code written for the multiplayer made Stardew Valley multiplayer difficult to port to consoles. Barone goes on to say that due to the “ease & speed with which hotfix patches go out on PC” is why the platform is usually first as consoles need to go through a certification process for each update.
Mobile won’t likely see a multiplayer update and the Vita version will stay on version 1.2 but expect some bug fixes in the future.
Stardew Valley is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, PC.