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Stardew Valley's 1.5 update will allow for splitscreen co-op

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The developer behind Stardew Valley has been teasing all sorts of features to be included in the Version 1.5 update. Today he's revealed a rather surprising addition.

For those who want to play Stardew Valley multiplayer, you'll now have a local option to go with the online connectivity. The Version 1.5 update for the game is set to include splitscreen co-op! No word on how many people can play together this way, but it's likely the limit is two.

With that said, the image itself also contains a sneak peek at some new items and more, which are yet to be officially detailed.

Fangamer updates their Stardew Valley merch collection with new items

A whole new round of goodies!

Fangamer already had quite the collection of Stardew Valley merch, but today that line expands with some new goodies. You can now grab a hoodie, t-shirt, plush, pins, corkboard, and drinking glass! Pricing goes as high as $54 for the hoodie, down to $17 for the pins. Check out details on each item here.

Stardew Valley's composer performs an acoustic version of one of the game's songs

Stardew Valley has a lot of wonderful elements, and the game's soundtrack is certainly included in that. In the video above, you can see Stardew Valley dev ConcernedApe perform an acoustic version of one of the game's songs. Check out the video to hear a new take on "Moonlight Jellies."

Stardew Valley dev on the possibility of future updates, a sequel, and more

Stardew 2?

Stardew Valley is getting an update to Version 1.5, which will include a number of new features. While fans are eagerly awaiting the content, they're also wondering if anything else will follow. Are there more updates to come? Could an official sequel be in the works? GameInformer asked developer ConcernedApe those questions, and here's what he had to say.

“I’m not willing to commit to Stardew Valley 1.6. I will say that I definitely love Stardew Valley. I love it as a world and a universe. I don’t think [1.5] will be the end of Stardew Valley. I would not be surprised if there’s another Stardew Valley update, or multiple updates, or a Stardew Valley 2. Who knows? There’s isn’t currently a Stardew Valley 2; after 1.5, I’ll decide what the next step for Stardew Valley is. But I would say there will probably be another step for Stardew Valley. In the meantime, I’m also working on a couple of new projects – solo projects – so I have plenty to do.”

Another screenshot from Stardew Valley's upcoming Version 1.5 update shown

How many features do you spot?

ConcernedApe, developer of Stardew Valley, continues to tease features for the upcoming Version 1.5 update. Today we get a single new screenshot, and it reveals that ducks are being added to the game, there will be benches you can sit on, and what looks to be either a new area, or the fact that areas can be flooded. It's either flooding, or something related to the tide. We'll have to wait for more details before we know for sure!

Stardew Valley's Version 1.5 update will let you move your bed

Quality of life

Sometimes, it's the little things that matter. ConcernedApe has shared a new tidbit about the upcoming Version 1.5 update for Stardew Valley. While the info isn't major, it's something that fans seem quite excited about.

When the update launches, players will finally be able to move their beds. This is actually a request fans have made for quite some time now, making its upcoming addition quite celebrated.

Fangamer teasing something related to Stardew Valley for July 30th, 2020

What are they Star-doing?

Fangamer has already offered their fair share of Stardew Valley merch, but it looks like they have something else for the title in the works.

Fangamer shared the above image on Twitter, which is definitely teasing something related to Stardew Valley. They also included a link to a special page on their site, which mentions that a reveal is coming July 30th, 2020. If you want to find out what's going on the second it's revealed, you can sign up to be notified here.

Stardew Valley Version 1.5 tease shows off a mystery new door

Behind door #1...

ConcernedApe has shared another progress update on Stardew Valley's upcoming Version 1.5 patch, and fans have noticed something interesting going on in the screen above.

The screenshot shows off Willy's fish shop, which now has a new door in the back. It also looks like there's some sort of ship hanging above the door, but no specifics on what's behind the door were shared. All ConcernedApe would say is that this update will include some significant end-game content.

Stardew Valley fan recreates the game's characters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Valley: Stardew Horizons

There's no doubt some crossover between Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing: New Horizons players. I know quite a few in real life! Plenty of people are bouncing between both games every week, and one fan of the two titles decided to bring the worls together.

Redditor Zandrewbert8 got to work recreating every major villager from Stardew Valley in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, leading to 36 different tributes. The whole project took around 90 hours to complete, and turned out to be pretty spectacular. You can see the entire character collage below.

I brought the villagers of Stardew Valley to Animal Crossing

Official Stardew Valley forums now open

Farmers only

Stardew Valley has been around for years now, but it remains as popular as ever. Players are always looking to share discussion of in-game harvests, relationships, and more, and now they have an official place to do it.

While most players had been using the Stardew Valley subreddit for discussion, they can now turn their attention to the official Stardew Valley forums. These were open and will be overseen by developer ConcernedApe himself, so you can't get any more official. If you're a Stardew Valley fan, head on over to the forums here and give them a once over!

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