The wait is almost over for console owners itching for the Stardew Valley 1.5 Update. Developer ConcernedApe tweeted out the good news this passed week, saying that the update has been submitted for certification. This means the patch could be rolling out to Switch, PlayStation and Xbox consoles in the coming weeks. The Stardew Valley 1.5 Update has already been released to PC players.
Console players: the update is being submitted to certification today. That can take a variable amount of time so I can’t make any guarantee about release date. I still feel that my original estimate of late this month or early next month is likely, though.
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) January 23, 2021
The highly anticipated update has loads of new content in store for the farmers of Stardew Valley. One of the biggest additions is the split-screen co-op that will allow up to four players to work on one farm. A new island and new NPCs will also come with the 1.5 Update that was released to PC players in December. Now, console players will be getting the new content very soon. Although an exact release date is yet to be announced, fans can expect to play the new update late this month or early February. This is great news for console players excited to start their new beach farm.
Stardew Valley was developed alone by ConcernedApe and released in 2016. The personal project became a huge hit with fans and critics alike. Since ConcernedApe develops the game with little to no help, updates are very rare and don’t happen often. The fact that console players will be able to play the update so soon, while updates for the PC version continue to roll out, shows how talented and driven ConcernedApe really is. The 1.5 Update is the biggest to date for the simulation role-playing game. The update is jam-packed with late game content and is still free to all players who already own Stardew Valley.