Fresh on the heels of taking the Switch's top download for 2017, Stardew Valley's fabled 1.3 multiplayer update is close to finished. According to developer ConcernedApe, the patch's new features are done, with translations and QA testing on the horizon.
In a short post on the game's official website, Eric Barone provided some insight into the current status of 1.3:
Now, here's where we’re at:
Work on the new features is done, and we’ve sent all the new text off to be translated into the different languages.
Meanwhile, we are working on bug fixes. Once we’ve received the translated text and integrated it back into the game, we’ll begin a serious QA phase involving thorough testing of all new features in both multiplayer and single player contexts.
Barone goes on to say that once all the above is done — the prediction being sometime in US spring (so autumn for us southern hemispherians) — the patch "should be ready for a public beta".
In addition, more info on the meat and potatoes of multiplayer will be provided "when the beta gets closer to launch".
We all know Stardew Valley is a popular game... to put it mildly. With multiplayer? This thing is going to explode.
Update On 1.3 [Stardew Valley]