Back in July, Stardew Valley developer ConcernedApe and former/sporadic publisher Chucklefish announced that multiplayer would be coming to the Harvest Moon-like game eventually. While it has been out on PC since August, the Switch version hasn’t had any updates beyond a brief mention last week that it is in submission. Now it looks like we’ll be seeing the multiplayer update in just a matter of days.
The update letting the game access multiplayer is coming Wednesday, December 12. The new multiplayer will let you build a farm with friends, get married, attend events together, and basically live the dream farm life with someone else.
There’s also a number of single-player improvements, such as a traveling night market, new characters, and your horse can wear hats. You can find the full list of changes and improvements here. Updates for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are also on their way, while the Vita version was confirmed not to be getting the multiplayer update due to technological reasons.
Developer ConcernedApe recently transitioned the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions to self-publishing Stardew Valley under his own label, while Chucklefish retained the rights to publish the Switch and mobile versions.