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Stardew Valley 1.5 console update hits cert, coming soon

Stardew Valley 1.5 console update is undergoing certification

Stardew Valley 1.5 continues the legacy that began in 2016. The game has seen tons of updates until now, and has exploded in popularity, thanks in large part to engaging gameplay around building relationships. While it lacks the extensive customization of Animal Crossing, the day-to-day life on the farm is strangely compelling. And finally, console gamers are getting to join in on the fun, as the update has only been out on PC until now. When the new update drops, possibly next month, it will be out for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The Stardew Valley 1.5 console update will include all the new features of the update that has already landed on PC. That means enchanting and other new systems are coming into the fold on console versions of Stardew Valley. But that’s not all, we’re also getting a ton of new animals like Ostrich, as well as new crops to crow. You can even brew your own beer now.

The cert process will run for a few days most likely, as it will take time for console makers to verify the game is in good working order. Keep in mind that this isn’t intended to catch bugs, as the certification process for consoles isn’t designed that way. Console certification checks for things like “does the game boot?” or “does some code running on the console break some key function?”. The process is not meant to identify or fix bugs in a game or patch.  Instead, we will see a day 1 patch on launch day for the Stardew Valley 1.5 console update.

As for when that might be, it’s still a bit up in the air as certification can take a while. ConcernedApe is confident the game can be out early next month even if the process takes a bit.

And in case you were wondering, there has been no movement on mobile port. The game could come to mobile devices at some point, but it would need substantial reworks to fit all the content onto even the best modern phones.

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