Eric Barone’s nostalgic farming sim leaves the barn on 14th December
2016 has been pretty wild for me. After many years of development, I released Stardew Valley, a country-life RPG inspired by some of my favourite games from the past, such as Harvest Moon.
Stardew has done better than I ever imagined… the amount of positive feedback I’ve received has blown me away. Now, I am very excited to say that Stardew Valley will be coming to PS4 on 14th December in Europe!
In Stardew Valley, you’ll inherit your grandfather’s old farm and move away from the city to start a new life on your own. Over time, you’ll gain new skills and learn to live off the land. You’ll make friends with the locals, learn their stories, and maybe even start a family with one of the 12 bachelors or bachelorettes. Stardew Valley gives you plenty of freedom to create the homestead of your dreams!
When I began working on Stardew Valley, about five years ago, I had very little game development experience. As time went on, my skills improved and I ended up re-doing nearly everything in the game several times. It was important to me to not only create the game I had been dreaming about, but also to make a great first impression. As a one-man team, I felt personally responsible for every aspect of the game, so I spent a lot of time fussing over everything, as well as releasing numerous patches and content updates after the intial launch. I hope that my attention to detail shines through in the final product.
I am thrilled to see Stardew Valley come to the PS4. Bringing the game to PS4 opens the Stardew Valley experience to so many new people, and I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s experience with the game. I hope you enjoy your time in the valley!