New content may be coming for Stardew Valley in the next update

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The 1.5.5 update for Stardew Valley has just gone live, and in the patch notes is a suggestion that the 1.5.6 update might contain some new content. "There may be some new content in 1.5.6, too, but it's not going to be anything huge like 1.5." Previously, Stardew developer ConcernedApe had said he wasn't sure if he'd be releasing new content for the game as he was busy working on his next release, ConcernedApe's Haunted Chocolatier.

Modding also seems to be a big part of Stardew's future, as the 1.5.5 patch and the announced plans for 1.5.6 both make modding easier. Along with "various internal changes for mod authors," 1.5.5 moves the game to the MonoGame architecture, futureproofing it and allowing mods to access more than 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, ConcernedApe is currently working with PathosChild, creator of a popular Stardew Valley modding tool, to add more mod support with update 1.5.6, including some "holy grail" changes. PathosChild has even been given access to the source code to help with the task. So, regardless of if update 1.5.6 has new content or not, PC players will likely be seeing a bevy of new content for Stardew in the form of future mod releases.

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This is fantastic news. I absolutely adore this game for so many reasons.

This game literally changed my life. When I had severe mental health problems around its release, this game gave me something to do and work towards during some of my darkest moments.

Later, after multiplayer mods came out (and later official multiplayer), a friend and I bonded over working on a farm together and indirectly led to us becoming romantic partners, as we've remained for years at this point.

I don't think that ConcernedApe will read this, but if he does, thank you. I can't wait to see what kind of mods come from this update and dive back in with my partner to make a new farm.
 

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For people curious about the mobile update, here's what is stated: "Also, mobile 1.5 is still underway, more announcements related to that soon."

Still waiting on the mobile update, since that's the version I own. Currently still version 1.4.5.151, last updated January 12th (according to the Play Store).

At least we know that it's because the mobile port is being handled by someone else than Checklefish now, which is expected after that entire controversy with them.

(Also yay more mod support!)
 

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I played this game, pretty ok, but I like when games have long term support thumbs up for that! Sadly the community kinda sucks.
 

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Recently started a new save after not playing for probably three years. pretty good game. Glad to see continued support
 

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Wonder how long it will take for mobile to get it.

I do hope the later change makes mods loading faster. SVE and Riverside take 15 minutes to load
 

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