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News video games 03 December 2023, 14:32

author: Adrian Werner

Stardew Valley Dev Shows Another New Feature From Version 1.6; Fans Concerned About Him Overworking Himself

We learned about another new feature that update 1.6 will add to Stardew Valley. The game's developer also shared his thoughts on what motivates him to continue developing the game.

Source: Eric Barone

Creator of Stardew Valley, Eric Barone, shared new information with fans about the progress on update 1.6.

  1. Another highlight will be the addition of a large chest to the game, which has a capacity almost twice that of a standard one.
  2. Barone also revealed that work is proceeding at a rapid pace. This is due to the fact that the developer has put himself under significant crunch.
  3. Players are pleased with the game's development, but there is also no shortage of concerns that Barone is overworking himself. As one fan:

"While I wish he wouldn't rush and overwork himself to complete 1.6, I think we have to accept that because the developer is choosing to take on the workload himself."

Asked what motivates him to continue developing Stardew Valley, Barone replied:

"Many things, including the fact that so many people are still playing Stardew Valley, with new players joining every day. I want the game to be the best it can be. It will never be perfect, but I feel the need to keep improving it. It is currently the most important production of my life and I care a lot about it."

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Initially, update 1.5 was planned as the last major patch, and 1.6 was only supposed to introduce small fixes making life easier for modders. During the work, however, Barone remembered how much fun he had making Stardew Valley, and decided that the update would be much more ambitious.

Recall that the game debuted in February 2016 on PC. It was later ported to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation Vita consoles, as well as to iOS and Android mobile devices.

  1. Stardew Valley - game guide
  2. Stardew Valley - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.