Those of you who have been waiting to play Stardew Valley in multiplayer mode on the PC will get your chance next month. Chucklefish and ConcernedApe released a brand-new trailer for the game today, which you can watch at the bottom, letting fans know that the multiplayer patch will officially come to the game on August 1st.
So far, multiplayer has kinda been in a beta format, so to speak, with a few YouTube channels and Twitch streams working with it to see how it all works out. Basically, the time it took you to make your farm before is now going to be cut down by 75% as you can work with three friends to make it happen.
Unfortunately, all of the extra additions people were hoping for don’t seem to be here yet, like having everyone marry their own wives and setting up a farm with multiple homes on it. Right now, as far as we can tell from the footage, that’s limited to the primary farm owner while everyone else is basically a single ranchhand. Hopefully, we’ll get word on the progress of that down the road when new Stardew Valley updates come out over the next year.