Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone announced that the game's highly-anticipated multiplayer component is progressing, and that he's hoping to have a beta in time for Spring.
In a blog post update on Stardew Valley, Barone gave fans an update on Version 1.3, partnering with Chucklefish's Tom Coxon who is doing all the network coding for Stardew Valley's multiplayer update.
"Work on the new features is done, and we've sent all the new text off to be translated into the different languages. Meanwhile, we are working on bug fixes," writes Barone." Once we've received the translated text and integrated it back into the game, we'll begin a serious QA phase involving thorough testing on all new features in both multiplayer and single player contexts.
Finally, when all that is finished, the beta will hopefully be ready in time for spring.
Barone calls multiplayer a "game changer" and will include new features like dating and living with your buds in-game. Though of course there is the mysterious single-player content Barone also teased, like the boat.