Stardew Valley publisher Chucklefish has shared an official livestream exploring Stardew Valley's multiplayer update.

A public beta version of the upcoming multiplayer mode is currently available for download on Steam, allowing users to see what the fuss is all about, and giving the developers crucial information before making the update official on all platforms. The video above shows off the features you can expect to see when the update does eventually reach Switch, including a three-player spot of fishing which will almost definitely be the cause of many hours being lost in the future. 

While we have no news on a release date for the update on Switch, we do know that Nintendo's platform will be the first console to receive it after PC. Presumably, this public beta testing will put us one step closer to finding out when we can play it properly for ourselves.

Until then, how have you been enjoying Stardew Valley? Will you be teaming up with friends when the update goes live? Let us know down below.