Stardew Valley creator doubts he’ll ever ‘officially finish’ farming simulator

Stardew Valley creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Baron has hinted at the future of the farming simulator and said he’s unlikely to ever “officially finish” development.

In an interview with Polygon, Baron spoke about Stardew Valley’s 1.6 update and whether it will be the game’s last major update, given that the developer is currently working on several other projects.

I’m like the boy who cried wolf, because he himself said more than once that this was the last update, but then he still released new patches for Stardew Valley. So who knows? I don’t think I’ll ever officially close the book. The book is always open.

It’s been 8 years since the release of Stardew Valley, and during this time the game has received many updates. The developer said that he continues to work on the simulator because it is “his life’s work.” All this effort is paying off – Stardew Valley has sold 30 million copies and is “more thriving than ever.”

It’s been an incredibly busy few weeks for ConcernedApe: in addition to the ongoing Stardew Valley world tour, where the developer made a surprise appearance at a New York show and talked about his childhood dream of becoming a composer, the release date for Stardew Valley 1.6 has also been announced in March.