Eric Barone does not want to think about the future yet, but rather to focus on the correct progress of the ambitious 1.5 update, which is coming soon.
Stardew Valley is one of the most successful farm management video games of all time. The phenomenon of the independent scene carried out by a very small group where Eric Barone is the head of the group prepares for update 1.5; but before that, the also known as ConcernedApe has given an interview to Game Informer to reflect on the present … and also the future. It does not rule out a sequel or further updates.
“I am not willing to commit to Stardew Valley 1.6,” he begins by saying, since the aforementioned fifth great tuning has to be published first, which has taken a year in time. “I will say that ultimately I love Stardew Valley. I love him as a world and as a universe, I don’t think [1.5] have to be the end of Stardew Valley. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were another update or many more; even a Stardew Valley 2, who knows? ”adds Barone, who doesn’t want to close any doors right now.
Although he advises: “Currently, there is no Stardew Valley 2; after 1.5 i will decide what the next step is for Stardew Valley. But I would probably say that it will be another step for the game. In the meantime, I’m also working on a couple of other individual projects, so I have a lot to do, ”he ends.
Update 1.5: a multitude of new features on the way for Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley Update 1.5 promises to be one of the most important to date for the game. Days ago Eric Barone published an image on Twitter where, with just a couple of hints of elements that will become part of the gameplay from now on, the reaction of the community – it continues to be one of the most played titles today. , with particular success on PC and Nintendo Switch — he didn’t ask; In fact, that simple image currently has more than 86,000 “likes”, a figure that reflects the desire of users to be able to taste these changes and extend the useful life of what we can consider a true phenomenon of the independent scene.
And yes, the update will be free for any player on Stardew Valley PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. The future goes through a version in physical format for both Nintendo Switch and PC, the two platforms where it has been sold the most. The last known figure is from February, when we learned that it had exceeded 10 million units sold worldwide.
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