Stardew Valley Creator Eric Barone has announced plans to self-publish the country-life RPG on all platforms, starting with Android. The announcement comes straight from the creator’s Twitter page following the announcement of developer Chucklefish flipping the finale Stardew Valley Publication rights of ConcernedApe.
Chucklefish has announced his departure from Stardew Valley in one blog post detailing his business ventures with Barone, which goes by the name ConcernedApe, and thanking the other partners and everyone involved with the game and its various ports. The blog also shares the amount of content from the joint efforts of Chucklefish and ConcernedApe, such as new language support, wiki development, multiplayer, content releases, physical releases, and mobile release.
This release from Chucklefish comes three years after Barone distanced himself from Chucklefish following allegations that the publisher exploited workers in 2016. Starbound. During this time, Baron said that he was the only person to work on Stardew ValleyChucklefish acting only as an editor.
Chucklefish’s departure from the series leaves ConcernedApe as the series’ sole developer and publisher on all digital platforms, including Android. This development has left fans wondering if mobile update 1.5 is still coming to the title, to which ConcernedApe answered with a “yes”.
“I will never give up on mobile update 1.5,” ConcernedApe declares. “Even though it took way too long (I freely admit it), I’m going to get there. I haven’t forgotten it. I think about it every day. It’s a bit of a complicated situation.
We don’t know what the future will be. Stardew Valley holds with ConcernedApe the self-publishing and the next haunted chocolatierbut fans of the title seem to have a bit to wait with more Android updates and a new game coming.