ConcernedApe, the creator of the popular farm simulator Stardew Valley, announced the game’s latest update. What started as a mod-focused patch blossomed into a fleshed-out project. Fans have been waiting for a progress announcement of the 1.6 update. We still don’t have a solid release date, but it may come sooner than people think.
Stardew Valley 1.6 Update Progress Announced
ConcernedApe recently made a progress update about the 1.6 patch details on X/Twitter. The independent developer stated he will not add any more new content to the update, and it's now in the "bug-fixing and polishing phase."
Again, there's no confirmed launch date. However, the progress report is exciting news for fans who have been patiently waiting since the patch was announced a while back. ConcernedApe has been keeping most details about the update obscure, but we got a sneak peek of what's to come. According to another post, Stardew Valley's 1.6 update will also include the following:
- A major festival
- Two mini festivals
- New late-game content
- New items and crafting material
- Joja alternatives
- New dialogue
- Winter outfits for villagers
- A new type of reward for completing billboard requests
- 8-person multiplayer support (PC only)
- Small adjustments
- New farm type
Will there be a 1.7 update?
An X/Twitter user asked ConcernedApe whether he was considering a 1.7 update. The developer responded with "1.7? Who knows[?]"
ConcernedApe hasn't discussed a 1.7 update, as he's busy with the 1.6 patch. The last update, version 1.5.6, was released Dec. 21, 2021. The developer announced the 1.6 update in June 2022 and plans to release it this year. We're not exactly sure when ConcernedApe started working on the 1.6 update, but if the developer is planning another major patch, it'll probably take a while to come out.
You can always follow ConcernedApe on X/Twitter. He's good at communicating his projects with his fans.