Get ready for the highly anticipated release of Stardew Valley’s 1.6 update! Creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has revealed that he is currently in “self-imposed crunch mode” as he works tirelessly to prepare the update for its launch.
Speaking directly to Stardew fans on his Twitter channel, Barone expressed his dedication to the update, stating that he is fully immersed in “nose to the grindstone mode”. Although he has kept most of the details under wraps, he did tease fans with an exciting reveal that has sparked major excitement among the community.
“A ton of progress on 1.6 last month, it’s (self-imposed) extreme crunch mode, nose to the grindstone (raw nose) mode,” Barone announced. He added an image showcasing the upcoming addition of a Big Chest, hinting that it will be able to store “almost twice as much as a regular chest”.
Keeping the majority of details confidential, Barone concluded his update, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the release of the 1.6 update.
A ton of progress on 1.6 last month, it’s (self-imposed) extreme crunch mode, nose to the grindstone (raw nose) mode. Heres’ one of the many additions in 1.6. Keeping mostly everything secret pic.twitter.com/cFT3Nks8z0
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) December 1, 2023
When asked about his continued dedication to the game, Barone revealed that the ongoing support and interest from the gaming community motivates him. “So many people are still playing it, and many new people every day, I want it to be the best it can be,” he explained.
Despite acknowledging that the game will never be perfect, Barone expressed his commitment to continuously improving it. He emphasized that Stardew Valley has been his life’s work and holds significant importance to him.
Meanwhile, a creative Stardew Valley player has utilized a lesser-known bug to customize the in-game spa, showcasing an innovative approach to decorating the bathhouse/spa, a feature often overlooked by players.
In other exciting news, Stardew Valley is set to embark on its first concert tour, with London as one of its destinations. The Festival of Seasons, curated by Barone, will feature live performances of music from the game by local chamber orchestras.