Stardew Valley creator on what to expect from the big 1.4 update
ConcernedApe has been tinkering away on a notable 1.4 update for Stardew Valley. There’s still no word on when players will be able to access it, but USgamer managed to get a few words out of creator Eric Barone about what to expect.
Barone shared the following:
“I’ve been unofficially calling 1.4 the ‘everything’ update because it touches pretty much every aspect of the game in some way or another. One of my major goals was to add in a lot of “quality of life” features that make the game more convenient and effortless to play. There are some really simple things that were missing from the game that really improve the experience, like being able to press TAB on PC to switch from one row of your inventory to the next, or to be able to hover over an item and get an indication as to whether it’s required for any of the community center bundles or not.
There are lots of things like that in this update… once players experience them, I think they’ll wonder how they ever managed to play the game before! From a big picture, I see 1.4 as bringing a whole new level of polish to Stardew Valley, as well as adding in lots of rich and rewarding content to the game.”
Barone currently has one other person helping him out with future plans for Stardew Valley. He’s also “working on a new unannounced project completely solo.”