The creator of Stardew Valley is teasing a new multiplayer mode for the game. A tweet from the game’s creator, Eric Barone, was posted last night showing off four-player LAN play and some new features.
Here’s a look at the upcoming new Stardew Valley content.
Stardew Valley’s multiplayer had previously been pushed back to early 2018, with publishers Chucklefish citing the need for better polish and QA. Last night, however, Barone tweeted a single screenshot showing four characters all playing together on the same farm.
4-player Stardew Valley LAN party at my house… it's really fun. It still needs some work, but the underlying network code is solid. Being in the same room and yelling at each other about what to do next, or if anyone has any stone, is great fun. Can't wait to share this pic.twitter.com/Sjxyd712BK
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) January 15, 2018
Barone’s caption reads: “4-player Stardew Valley LAN party at my house…it’s really fun. It still needs some work, but the underlying network code is solid. Being in the same room and yelling at each other about what to do next, or if anyone has any stone, is great fun. Can’t wait to share this.” Beneath that tweet, Barone later confirmed that the game’s multiplayer mode would be available online as well as through LAN.
The screenshot also teases some of the new single-player content, apparently showing off new stone cabins, an example of which you can see at the top of the picture. There’s also a flamingo in the centre of the shot, which is presumably a new type of scarecrow.