Splitscreen co-op is finally coming to Stardew Valley, according to a recent tweet from the game’s creator, Eric Barone. The tweet, which you can view below, includes a screenshot that shows an example of the game being played splitscreen. Eagle-eyed Stardew Valley fans will spot some new details in the screenshot as well, so it’s worth taking a closer look.
In Stardew Valley 1.5, there will be splitscreen co-op! pic.twitter.com/n7XhPWSuSi
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) October 16, 2020
Although multiplayer became available in Stardew Valley in 2018, the arrival of splitscreen co-op should give more players the chance to enjoy the game together. Stardew Valley’s version 1.5 update will be a free update for players on both PC and consoles. The update will not only add splitscreen co-op to the game, but also various other features, including the ability for players to move their bed.
Barone also stated that the number of players for splitscreen co-op will vary depending on platform. Up to four players will be able to play splitscreen on PC, but other platforms may be limited to two players.
We don’t know exactly when update 1.5 will hit Stardew Valley, but we do know that Barone has been working on the update since at least February 2020, which was when Barone initially announced that update 1.5 was in the works. Barone has been steadily dropping new details about update 1.5 on Twitter, so perhaps the update is closer than we think. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for new reveals, so stay tuned to Guide Stash for more Stardew Valley announcements.