So, what's the latest? Don't worry - it's still on the way. In response to a fan's question on social media asking about a target release, Barone simply said it would arrive when it's ready. Here it is in full:
No target release date... just "when it's ready"
Barone is also currently hard at work on his next project Haunted Chocolatier. At the moment, it's locked in for a PC release, but no other major platforms have been confirmed.
Stardew's previous Version 1.5 update was previously released on the Nintendo Switch in February last year and is still on the way to mobile devices. It added new game options including the "Beach Farm", advanced game options to customise playthroughs, split-screen local co-op, and much more.
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