Stardew Valley developer ConcernedApe has shared an update on the multiplayer mode coming to the game.
The progress report came in the form of a screenshot posted to ConcernedApe’s Twitter page.
“Testing multiplayer… it’s coming along great! @tccoxon is doing fantastic work. I’m really excited, this is already really fun and it’s only going to get better before release. Check out my log cabin,” the tweet reads.
The Stardew Valley creator is working with game developer Tom Coxon to implement multiplayer into the popular farm life simulator. Players will be able to coexist on a farm, building cabins and growing crops together.
There will also be a chat function in the anticipated multiplayer mode, evidenced by the text in the bottom left of the screenshot.
The update is expected to launch in early 2018, with the Nintendo Switch being the first platform to receive the multiplayer patch.
If you want to read more about Stardew Valley, check out IGN’s Stardew review, in which we gave it an 8.8 for its “absorbing rural world.”
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