The Stardew Valley 1.5 update was recently released on your computer. But when can those on consoles expect a massive update?
Earlier this week, Stardew Valley Update 1.5 arrived on PC. It’s the biggest game update that still adds significant content to late games, including new game options, a local split-screen cooperative, modification options, and a new exploration area.
The highlight of the update is Ginger Island, a new area of late games with the Vulcan dungeon, new people to meet, new missions and tons of other mysteries. There is also an island farm and an area of country houses that can be unlocked, new items, new enemies and much more to discover. You can read the complete patch notes here.
Update 1.5 is definitely an exciting time for Stardew Valley which has now passed four years. But unfortunately, it is only available on the computer. When will it arrive on consoles and mobile devices?
There is no firm release date, but the announcement said that the update of the content of 1.5 on the consoles will come “early next year”. Stardew Valley is available on three major console platforms – Xbox One (and Series X | S), PlayStation 4 (and PS5) and Nintendo Switch. It is unclear whether it will reach all three at the same time.
For those who play on mobile devices, you’ll probably have to wait a little longer. Developers said the update “should follow later” for mobile devices, but there is no timeline yet.
It’s pretty amazing that, despite the years, Stardew Valley remains an intriguing game. Obviously, even a new beach farm is worth starting from scratch. The new farm won’t drastically change the way you play or experience the game, but it’s “big, with good fishing and feeding opportunities and a chance to wash a rare crate ashore.” Compromise is sandy soil that prevents you from using sprinklers. This provides a large enough wrinkle that should result in a refreshed experience.
If you’re a veteran returning to the Stardew Valley with a 1.5 content update, it might be worth starting again with Farm on the Beach. And with advanced game options, you could even check out “remixed” Community Center packages, “which randomly select the packages you get, adding brand new ones as well as variations of the originals.”