While we learned earlier this year that the hit game called Stardew Valley would be making its way to consoles this year, the developer has now given a release window for the console version launch. The farming sim will launch in Q4 2016 on consoles, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U.
Here’s what developer ConcernedApe had to say:
“I’m pleased to officially announce that Stardew Valley is coming to the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Wii U! With the help of Chucklefish and Sickhead Games, I’m expecting to have these versions ready in time for the winter holidays! It’s very important to me that playing Stardew Valley with console controllers is intuitive and effortless. I’ll be the first to admit that the current, rudimentary controller support in the PC version is far from ideal, and it will need to be adjusted prior to the launch.”
ConcernedApe also mentions looking forward to utilizing console features that are unique to each platform, such as the Wii U’s second screen via the gamepad. It remains to be seen whether or not there will be any other exclusive content coming to the console versions of the game, though more information is expected soon.
The developer ends by saying that Mac and Linux versions of the game are still in the works, though they should be ready very soon. Multiplayer is also currently in-development, which should be rolling out in an update that is coming later this year.