Stardew Valley creator has temporarily set aside to work with his next game in favor of adding more free content to the much-loved farm-o-craft-a-fight-y life's sim-RPG. Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has been powerful secretive about his next game and does not say what it's even be alone when we can play it so it's still in the nebulous future. Before returning to work in this mystery game, he plans to form a development team to keep Stardew updates rolling while he is busy.
Barone started recently self-publishing Stardew Valley, which stands out with publishers Chucklefish for most versions (they & # 39; Continue Handling Mobile and Replacement Issues). Barone largely made Stardew by himself, although Chucklefish made the heavy promise to add multiplayer after launch. Now he can do what he wants with Stardew, I suppose. Who will do more of it.
"Now, I think I've previously said that I'd spend the whole time on the new game and I can not work on any new Stardew Valley content. Well, that's not exactly true," Barone explained in a blog post. .
"Although there have been times when I burned out, and maybe even said I wanted to move on, I always find back to Stardew Valley. For one, I continue to get new ideas for ways to improve and expand on the game. This world is so full of potential, I could work for it for the rest of my life. It's also a wonderful society that surrounds the game … and I like to make you happy. I'm extremely grateful for all of you to support my work and create this wonderful Stardew Valley community. I would not be where I am today without you. And to know that there are still many people out there who love the game and will be very happy to get New content motivates me to keep working. "
That's fine. So he currently works with Stardew Valley Update 1
"My hope is that the new team will help take some of my workload, so I have enough respite to share my time between my new game and Stardew Valley," he said. "I still plan to have a very active role in the future of Stardew Valley, and the author of all major Stardew Valley decisions and content. And there are many aspects of development that I will never be okay with surrender to another like music or writing. "
What is this mystery new game? It would be telling.
"I've been conscious of it because I'll be able to work with it without any pressure," Barone said. "I also want to make sure that the concept is fully realized before it is revealed, because when it's out there, I can totally commit to it."
Making Stardew Valley took Barone four years with sixty six weeks so: 1) he can take a while; 2) Hopefully Stardews mega-success means that he can afford to work at what pace he pleases.