Stardew Valley will launch for PlayStation 4 on December 13 in North America, and for PlayStation 4 in Europe and Xbox One worldwide on December 14, developer ConcernedApe announced.
“I spent over four years developing Stardew Valley, inspired by games that I loved as a child such as Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing,” said Barone on Xbox Wire.
“Although the idea of a “farming RPG” might have seemed odd at first, the games were very addictive and had a heartwarming charm that stuck with me. With Stardew Valley, my goal was to recreate that special feeling and bring it to modern platforms.”
Eric Barone further revealed that Stardew Valley will not be launching for Wii U and announced that due to current market landscape the game will be developed for Nintendo Switch.
Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however. Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley.
Pre-orders for the Xbox One and PS4 versions will start on Nov. 30 (today). It looks like anyone will be able to pre-order on Xbox One, but PS4 pre-orders may only be limited to Europe. Why? No idea.
Stardew Valley is one of the breakout hits of 2016. Released in February on PC, with little fanfare it went on to sell 400,000 copies within a fortnight and over a million by April.