Just about a month ago, one-person development team ConcernedApe casually announced their Steam mega-hit Stardew Valley
would be ported to consoles. Today we are pleased to announce Xbox One is in fact one of those consoles.
The farming simulator receives loving comparisons to Harvest Moon
, and many fans would argue it has surpassed the critically acclaimed series. The premise to the game does sound like something you might have spammed "A" through on an old GameBoy as a child:
You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!
If this is your first time hearing of Stardew Valley
, we did cover it more extensively
a couple weeks ago when the console ports were first announced. The link will take you to the official trailer, more screenshots and details.
Since it was originally a PC game, ConcernedApe addressed the console ports with the following:
It’s very important to me that playing Stardew Valley with console controllers is intuitive and effortless. I’ll be the first to admit that the current, rudimentary controller support in the PC version is far from ideal, and it will need to be adjusted prior to the launch.
The developer is also intrigued by the unique capabilities of each console, such as the second screen on the WiiU controller. It's hard to picture Kinect-enabled raking, hoeing and watering, but you never know.Stardew Valley
is coming to Xbox One in time for the 2016 holidays.