A multiplayer beta for popular farming simulator Stardew Valley is expected to roll out for Steam users before the end of 2017, Chuckfish confirmed in a post on the game’s official website.
In a post on the Stardew Valley website, Chucklefish designer Tom Coxon detailed the games multiplayer, with the addition of marrying friends or hiring them as farmhands to work for you among the features detailed.
The farmhand feature will allow players to hire up to three friends to work with them on their farm. Living in cabins on the player’s farm, host player’s will have complete control over their farmhand’s sleep and other key decisions. Requested heavily by users, another feature mentioned is the ability to marry friends in-game although we’re not sure how the addition will work at this current time.
Players looking for a local cooperative experience in splitscreen will be disappointed though, with no plans for local multiplayer planned at this point, the developer will make use of Steam, Xbox Live and PSN’s invitational system to invite friends into a game.
Stardew Valley multiplayer is expected sometime in early 2018 starting on Linux, Mac and Windows PC while consoles will begin receiving the update starting with Nintendo Switch.