Stardew Valley Heads to PS4, Xbox One Soon; Switch Version Replaces Wii U
The life sim launches soon.
Update: Details on the other console versions of Stardew Valley have been confirmed. The PS4 version will launch in North America on December 13, a day before the Xbox One version (and the PS4 version in Europe). The previously announced Wii U port, though, is no longer happening, with the game instead headed to Nintendo Switch.
"Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however," reads today's announcement. "Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch's unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this."
Original Story: The Xbox One version of the charming farming/life sim Stardew Valley will be available in a matter of weeks.
Creator Eric Barone announced today that Stardew Valley launches for Xbox One on December 14. He shared the news in an Xbox Wire post, which might very well be the only time you'll see Animal Crossing get namechecked on that blog.
"I spent over four years developing Stardew Valley, inspired by games that I loved as a child such as Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing," he wrote. "Although the idea of a 'farming RPG' might have seemed odd at first, the games were very addictive and had a heartwarming charm that stuck with me. With Stardew Valley, my goal was to recreate that special feeling and bring it to modern platforms. Stardew Valley has been a great success on PC, and I am very excited to share it with many new people on Xbox One. I hope you'll enjoy your time in the valley!"
Indeed, Stardew Valley has proven to be extremely popular on PC, selling over 1 million copies in less than two months. Multiplayer support and consoles versions (for Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U) were confirmed not long after launch earlier this year. Release dates for those consoles haven't been shared yet.
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