Stardew Valley
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Now that the Switch version of Stardew Valley is being published by the creator Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) instead of Chucklefish, the focus is on rolling out version 1.4 of the game. This patch is being referred to as the "everything" update because it touches on "pretty much every aspect" of the farming simulator.

Speaking to US Gamer, Barone said how one of the major goals was to add "a lot" of quality of life features to make the game more "convenient and effortless" to play.

once players experience them, I think they'll wonder how they ever managed to play the game before! From a big picture, I see 1.4 as bringing a whole new level of polish to Stardew Valley, as well as adding in lots of rich and rewarding content to the game.

The game's creator provided a few examples, to help explain what he meant:

There are some really simple things that were missing from the game that really improve the experience, like being able to press TAB on PC to switch from one row of your inventory to the next, or to be able to hover over an item and get an indication as to whether it's required for any of the community center bundles or not.

Stardew Valley hasn't always been the easiest game to play on the Switch when it comes to navigating menus and performing daily tasks out on the farm, so it's great to hear improvements increasing potential in-game productivity are on the way.

Will you be revisiting Stardew Valley to try out this update when it's released for the Switch version? Tell us down below.