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Stardew Valley will let you marry other players in multiplayer, which is out next year

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Stardew Valley multiplayer progress update

Stardew Valley is the sort of overnight success that so many independent game developers want to create. It’s addictive blend of menial tasks and carrot on the stick gameplay makes for an intoxicating formula, which propelled the game into stardom when it first launched on PC. Since then its come to consoles, and will soon (maybe) be launching on Nintendo Switch. With that comes a brand new multiplayer mode, which might only be ready next year in any case.

Stardew Valley wasn’t designed with multiplayer in mind, so many, many changes are being made to include the functionality. What it should encompass is four-player co-operative games, with one player acting as the main player and the other three as farmhands. You’re getting a slightly different experience as one of these three. You can still pretty much perform any action the core game has to offer, but you’ll have to trust your main host to put on festivals and decide when everyone should sleep. So choose wisely.

Probably the biggest (and strangest) addition, however, is the ability to make another player your spouse. Stardew Valley lets you get married in single-player, so why not make one of your trusty farmhands that lucky soul mate. Farmhands won’t be able to have more than one spouse, but it is an interesting dynamic to have specifically baked into the game.

It’s a mode that’s going to take some time though. Right now multiplayer is only slated for 2018, with a beta test hopefully coming a little later this year. Every single one of the game’s original source files is being altered to include this functionality. It’s not simply a few lines, as some players might be accustomed to assuming.

Last Updated: August 1, 2017


  1. Ottokie

    August 2, 2017 at 07:50

    Now it’s next year… we have been waiting forever now for the MP update 🙁


    • VampyreSquirrel

      August 2, 2017 at 09:32

      Agreed, it’s taking too long 🙁


      • Ottokie

        August 2, 2017 at 09:35

        Wanna get hitched?


        • VampyreSquirrel

          August 2, 2017 at 10:44

          Are we going to have kids that never grow up to be adults? xD


          • miaau

            August 2, 2017 at 11:02

            I, nearly 40, am not entirely sure of my own “adult” status.

            I do not want to lose that “childlike” joy I have seeing new things, playing a great game or just jumping on the trampoline. Very important to me, that is.

            Of course, your commentary above was not really related to my answer in the slightest, but, such is the internet and such is life.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            August 2, 2017 at 11:17

            lol well played

  2. miaau

    August 2, 2017 at 11:04

    I must admit I find this a bit disturbing.

    Also, you can play Flight Sims where you actually fly the jet from Paris to, say, Singapore and must be at the controls for the entire flight. You have to check-in, land, airport process, the entire thing. Completely realistic. Also for trains and so forth. How is this, in fundamental ways, different from these internet games that have been around for years?


  3. Matthew Figueira

    August 2, 2017 at 14:30

    I DO!


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