Stardew Valley creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has said that while there “isn’t currently” a Stardew Valley 2, he “would not be surprised” if we eventually got a sequel.
While he wouldn’t be drawn on his upcoming plans, Barone said that while he was unwilling “to commit” to Stardew Valley 1.6 – which isn’t a surprise, given 1.5 is still in development – he wouldn’t be surprised if there was “another Stardew Valley update, or multiple updates, or a Stardew Valley 2”.
“I’m not willing to commit to Stardew Valley 1.6,” Barone recently told Game Informer (thanks, Comic Book). “I will say that I definitely love Stardew Valley. I love it as a world and a universe. I don’t think [1.5] will be the end of Stardew Valley. I would not be surprised if there’s another Stardew Valley update, or multiple updates, or a Stardew Valley 2. Who knows?
“There isn’t currently a Stardew Valley 2; after 1.5, I’ll decide what the next step for Stardew Valley is. But I would say there will probably be another step for Stardew Valley. In the meantime, I’m also working on a couple of new projects – solo projects – so I have plenty to do.”
As for those other projects? Barone has given away very little about his next upcoming games, but both games are said to be single-player, top-down 2D games with a pixel art aesthetic, one of which is a non-farming game set in the world of Stardew Valley. Barone has, however, suggested that fans “don’t get too hyped at this stage”.
Stardew Valley’s free 1.4 content update released late last year and introduced a heap of quality of life improvements and additions, including multiplayer enhancements, fish breeding, clothes tailoring and dyeing, new mine content, plus new clothing options, hairstyles, buildings, and decorations. Oh, and a Trash Bear.