Stardew Valley’s 1.5 update was a really large deal when it arrived on PC on the finish of 2020. Greater than only a typical update, it was “the full-on enlargement I’ve all the time needed,” our in-house Stardew farmer Lauren Morton mentioned, with a complete new seaside farm, an array of recent customization choices, and the largest shock of all, a completely new explorable space referred to as Ginger Island. Now, greater than two years later, that update has lastly come to the cell variations of the game.

“The cell 1.5 update has been submitted for iOS and Android, and can begin rolling out to customers over the subsequent few days,” Stardew Valley solo developer Eric Barone tweeted within the wee hours of January 7. “The update ought to already be accessible to some on Android.”

Sadly, the discharge of the 1.5 update on cell hasn’t gone completely easily. Shortly after it went, customers started reporting points of assorted kinds, together with an excessively small UI, issues with the toolbar, and most significantly, crash points. A patch to repair the most important issues was submitted shortly after the 1.5 update itself.

Regardless of the difficulty, Barone took pains to reassure everybody that the state of affairs was not everlasting.

(Picture credit score: Eric Barone (through Twitter))

Barone clearly has his arms full addressing issues with Stardew Valley 1.5 on cell, nevertheless it’s a testomony to his relationship with gamers that although his Twitter feed is stuffed with issues and requests for assist, everybody concerned appears pleasant, understanding, and affected person: There’s not a impolite demand or dying menace wherever in sight. Barone mentioned the subsequent full patch for Stardew Valley 1.5 on cell ought to be out on January 10, however some issues, such because the tiny UI points, will take longer to repair as he mentioned he has to “prioritize game breaking bugs and crashes.”

Talking of priorities, there could also be some hope that the launch of the 1.5 update for cell platforms may lastly give Barone a chance to shift his focus to his new challenge, Haunted Chocolatier. And it’d! However it additionally may not. Barone mentioned in November 2022 that the 1.5 update was not the tip of the story for Stardew Valley, and it appears like that is going to be the case for the cell model too.

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“1.5 cell is, to some extent, a very new rewrite of the cell app,” Barone tweeted shortly after the update was submitted for approval. “This was obligatory for a number of causes, however signifies that there might be some new bugs.

“One benefit to this new re-write of the app is that it ought to be lots simpler to update cell sooner or later (for 1.6 and who is aware of… )”

Barone confirmed in a later tweet that there are “no plans” for multiplayer on cell, however I would not rely it out fully: I think he will be engaged on Stardew Valley, on all platforms, for an extended whereas but.