The last bit of information we had for the Stardew Valley ($4.99) massive version 1.5 update pointed to a release before the end of 2022. As spotted by TouchArcade reader Christian Welsh who let us know over the holidays, Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) has confirmed on Twitter that the team is working extremely hard on the update, and it will take a week more (as of December 30th) to ensure the quality. While this misses the end of year target, we’ve all waited so long for the update that a bit more is totally fine. If you’ve not kept up with Stardew Valley 1.5, it includes tons of new content including new end game content, quality of life features, split screen co-op, the ability to move beds, a new Beach Farm, advanced game options, and a lot more.
Barring this update, Eric Barone is also working on Haunted Chocolatier, which is a brand new game I’m looking forward to playing on Steam Deck until it eventually comes to mobile. Read our original review of Stardew Valley if you haven’t gotten it yet. We even featured it as our Game of the Week. If you don’t already own it, you can buy it on the App Store for iOS here and for Android here on Google Play. If you own a Nintendo Switch and an iOS device, I compared both versions of the game to help you find the best platform to play it on. Here’s our forum thread on the game for more discussion. What do you think of Stardew Valley version 1.5 so far if you’ve been playing it on PC or consoles?