In a brief exchange with a fan on social media, Barone was asked if Stardew would receive any future updates such as Version 1.6 and 1.7. While he's not so sure about Version 1.7, he did confirm Version 1.6 is on the way. It will "mostly be" a mod-focused update but will also contain some new content. Just don't expect too much.
"1.6, yes. But it's mostly a modding-focused update (makes modders lives easier). There will be some new content but it won't be huge. 1.7? Who knows."
Barone was also asked about Haunted Chocolatier containing references to Stadew Valley. He confirmed there would be some links, but he's still not sure "how deep" the connection will be between the two games.
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