Stardew Valley's 1.4 update will add more endgame content for farmers who have stuck with the game for almost four years when it arrives on PC this November 26.
The next major content update will add another unique 14-heart event for after you marry a villager, as a sort of honeymoon if you will. There are also other endgame things to do for when you've finished everything else that creator Eric Barone (AKA ConcernedApe) is keeping secret for now.
Small changes such as making Linus' Wild Bait recipe more effective will boost what Barone saw as "weak points" in the impossibly successful game he developed solo over a four-year period. There is also a screenshot button for taking a picture of your entire farm at once now so you can show off how absurdly complex your operation is.
The PC version will receive the 1.4 update this November and will serve as a test bed for rarer bugs so that console updates can be fixed and sent through the lengthy certification process.
To help with this latest content update, and now that the multiplayer 1.3 update has been released on PS4 and Xbox One bringing it to all platforms, Barone has recruited a small team to help him finish off what is already a massive indie undertaking while he works on another unannounced project on his own.
"After 7 years of working completely solo, I formed a small team earlier this year to help me continue working on Stardew Valley," Barone says at the end of his latest update on Stardew's development blog. "Originally, my plan was to do 1.4 completely solo, but the timing of it all didn’t work out that way, so 1.4 ended up being a team project.
"It’s all very small scale (1.4 was made with the help of 2 other people, and the team is currently just me and one other person), but having some help (particularly on the technical/programming side of things) is nice & will be good for Stardew Valley. It means that there will be a lot more in each update than I could do alone. I am still working on an unannounced project completely solo, though, with no plans to bring anyone else on."
Are you excited for more Stardew Valley with friends? Or are you more excited by Barone's next unannounced project?