While PC players received the wholly-unexpected 1.5 update for Stardew Valley over a month ago, console players are still waiting patiently to dive into everything the hefty content has to offer. There’s some good news, though, courtesy of developer Concerned Ape.
Eric Barone, the one-person team behind the ever-popular Stardew Valley, took to Twitter over the weekend to say that they had submitted update 1.5 for certification late on Friday. The wait is seemingly coming to an end for console players enviously watching their PC counterparts devouring one of the most significant updates to Stardew Valley to date.
Barone was careful about assigning a specific date for Stardew Valley 1.5’s console launch due to the ‘variable amount of time’ the certification process often takes. Nevertheless, the original estimate of ‘late this month or early next month’ still stands for the solo developer. The full tweet reads:
“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.”
Stardew Valley 1.5 Update
As for what in store for console players when Stardew Valley 1.5 update does finally release, there’s a lot to look forward to; some of the highlights shared by Concerned Ape include a new Beach Farm, split-screen local co-op, a fresh mix of in-game events, additions to the game’s already excellent soundtrack, new faces in and around Pelican Town, and much, much more. Keeping with tradition, Stardew Valley 1.5 update is completely free for owners of the game.
Given we are just a few days shy of January’s end, the update may land as soon as next week if certification gets the nod from the various console platform holders without any unforeseen delays. Stardew Valley 1.5 update releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the freshly-released next-gen consoles through backward compatibility.