Splitscreen Co Op Headed to Stardew Valley in 1.5 Update

Stardew Valley multiplayer is getting an upgrade as part of the big 1.5 update, along with a whole lot more.

Stardew Valley splitscreen multiplayer is part of the game's big 1.5 update, said developer Eric Barone. PC multiplayer will soon support four-screen splitscreen co op, though Barone said it might only be two-player on other platforms.

Barone made the announcement in a new tweet showing how splitscreen co op would look. Because he's said Stardew Valley multiplayer on mobile is "unfeasible," splitscreen naturally won't be coming to mobile.

Stardew Valley's 1.5 update still doesn't have an anticipated release date. However, splitscreen is just the beginning of what Barone has planned for the hit farming simulator

Previous tweets teased things like a new room in Willy's shack and new heart meter events, among other updates like moving the player character's bed.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted some new teases in this tweet, too. The images Barone provided show a new sunglasses-wearing slime monster, bugs on crops, new equipment, new clothes, and even new crops, including what could be ginger.

That's a lot for any team to work on, but Barone is planning two new Stardew Valley-adjacent games as well. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Stardew Valley news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Oct. 19th 2020

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