Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone says that he’s presently centered on creating a brand new, unrevealed sport fairly than recent updates for his immensely widespread farming simulator.
Speaking lately to Zach Hartman on Twitch (as reported by Eurogamer) following the conclusion of the primary official Stardew Valley Cup, Barone defined that he is presently not working on future Stardew Valley updates as a result of he has been centered on a brand new sport.
“I’m not saying there’s going to be one other Stardew Valley replace,” Barone added throughout his response to a fan’s query surrounding future updates and marriage choices inside the sport. “I do not even know at this level. Right now I’m centered on my subsequent sport. So, we’ll see.”
Whilst Barone stored particulars surrounding the brand new title near his chest, he did present followers a number of particulars to mull over within the lead-up to an official reveal, which he then teased could find yourself coming someday within the close to future.
“I could announce it pretty quickly, what it’s – no-one is aware of at this level,” he stated throughout the stream. “What I’ll say is that it is one other pixel artwork sport, a top-down perspective just like Stardew Valley. In some methods, it’s form of just like Stardew Valley, nevertheless it’s additionally not a farming sport. It’s one thing completely different.”
As beforehand talked about, particulars surrounding the brand new sport come off the again of the primary Stardew Valley Cup. The occasion, which was co-ran by Barone and Hartman, marks the sport’s first official competitive tournament and had a prize pool of just below $40,000. Following the conclusion of the stream, Barone congratulated the successful crew, Sandy’s Candies on Twitter.
Congrats to Sandy’s Candies for successful the Stardew Valley Cup! It was lots of enjoyable. Hope everybody who watched had fun!
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) September 4, 2021
Stardew Valley has seen monumental success since its preliminary launch in 2016, increase a formidable and devoted neighborhood. The sport has not solely reached virtually each main trendy platform gaming has to supply by way of ports for Switch, cellular, and residential consoles, however this 12 months it additionally acquired its personal board game.
If Barone’s new title options the farming simulator’s appeal, charisma and replayability, then he’ll undoubtedly have a loyal fanbase able to flock towards it – and one other winner on his fingers.
Jared Moore is a contract author for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter.