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News guides 21 March 2024, 04:35

author: Ewa Ichniowska

Stardew Valley 1.6 - Developer on Switch, Xbox, PS5, PS4 Release

Lead: The long-awaited Patch 1.6 for Stardew Valley came out on PC on March 19th. Here is what we know about when to expect the update on consoles.

Source: Stardew Valley, developer: ConcernedApe

The 1.6 update for Stardew Valley brought a breath of fresh air to the farming sandbox beloved by players worldwide. The patch came to PC after a 4 year wait from version 1.5, but the release on consoles (as well as mobile) is still upcoming. In this article, we explain what we know about the Stardew Valley 1.6 release on Switch, Xbox, PS5 and PS4 from the developer of the game, as well as speculate about the possible timeline for 1.6 coming to consoles based on the previous patch.

Stardew Valley 1.6 - Developer on Switch, Xbox, PS5, PS4 Release

The developer Eric Barone, known as ConcernedApe, keeps fans updated about development of Stardew Valley on his X (formerly Twitter) account. Over the days leading up to the PC release of the latest patch, he’s been sharing interesting patch notes and introducing new features, building up the hype. It was also on X that ConcernedApe referenced the console and mobile release for update 1.6:

Barone gave no specific date for Stardew Valley 1.6 on consoles, only said that it would follow the PC version “as soon as possible”. What could this mean, realistically? Let’s look at the release dates for Patch 1.5 for reference.

Stardew Valley 1.5 came out on PC in December 2020, then on consoles in February 2021. The mobile players had to wait until January 2023. That means the console release took about two months.

However, we can’t say for sure that bringing 1.6 to Switch, Xbox, PS5 and PS4 will take the same amount of time. If you’re curious, you can compare the patch notes for versions 1.5 and 1.6. Both updates introduced major changes, but we don’t know how difficult it will be to port new content in this case. There might be other factors in play, as well. We shouldn’t forget that Stardew Valley is a passion project of solo creator, which naturally makes each challenge of development take longer.

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