Stardew Valley Creator Discusses The Possibility Of A Sequel
The simulation RPG Stardew Valley started as a title inspired by the Harvest Moon series that sought to address issues the developer had with the franchise while improving his skills as a designer. Over time, the title’s development gained substantial support from players and publishers alike, and now the game has sold well over 10 million copies, seeing support from creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone including multiple updates to help improve the player experience. While the game is still going strong, the potential for something bigger and better is always quite enticing. Now it seems that there is the potential for seeing a an official sequel to the game, though when or what shape this sequel might take remains to be seen.
Eric Barone recently spoke in an interview about Stardew Valley’s success, its development, and what he has in store for the title in the future. Currently, the title’s 1.5 update is in development and Barone explains that 1.6 isn’t set in stone. “I’m not willing to commit,” Barone explained about the possibility of a 1.6 update. “I will say that I definitely love Stardew Valley. I love it as a world and a universe. I don’t think [1.5] will be the end of Stardew Valley. I would not be surprised if there’s another Stardew Valley update, or multiple updates, or a Stardew Valley 2. Who knows?”
There isn’t currently a Stardew Valley 2; after 1.5, I’ll decide what the next step for Stardew Valley is. But I would say there will probably be another step for Stardew Valley. In the meantime, I’m also working on a couple of new projects – solo projects – so I have plenty to do.”
Stardew Valley is currently available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, mobile devices, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch. While an official sequel may never become a thing it would be wonderful to see what direction the franchise heads in the future. Let us know your thoughts on the success and future of the farming simulator in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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