Stardew Valley’s success and popularity makes it a good candidate for many console releases to reach its audience anywhere, and apparently those plans involve the Nintendo Switch, among the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
According to an official blog post, Stardew Valley will launch in North America for the PS4 on December 13th, with the European release being just a day behind, on the 14th. The Xbox One version releases globally December 14th.
Developer ConcernedApe has decided to drop the possibility of a WiiU release, instead focusing on the Switch, and has this to say on the matter: “Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.”
The mobile capabilities of the Nintendo Switch bring many possibilities for the future of the game, and many fans believe the WiiU is reaching the end of its usefulness anyway, with the Switch releasing soon. Hopefully this change opens up lots of interesting updates for the game.
Preorders for the PS4 (only available in Europe) and Xbox One versions of Stardew Valley are currently live.