Stardew Valley version 1.5 launched on PC in December, adding a ton of new content to the game. Eric Barone (“ConcernedApe”), the creator of Stardew Valley, has confirmed that the console version has been submitted for certification. Barone is unable to give us an update on the exact release window, but he believes that later this month or early next month is possible.
Console players: the update is being submitted to certification today. That can take a variable amount of time so I can't make any guarantee about release date. I still feel that my original estimate of late this month or early next month is likely, though.
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) January 23, 2021
The version 1.5 update is the largest update for Stardew Valley. 1.5 adds new locations, dialogue, events, minigames, and much more. This version also fixes various bugs, in addition to introducing a variety of quality-of-life changes. The full patch notes dive into more detail, with the list of changes being quite extensive.
Stardew Valley is currently available to download from the Nintendo Switch eShop, or you can purchase a physical version from Fangamer. The game has often been compared to its inspiration, Harvest Moon, with a lot of similarities between both games. Hopefully we will be able to get our hands on the patch in the next few weeks. I have managed to sink a ton of hours into Stardew Valley on PC, and I’m excited to clock more play time on the Nintendo Switch version. We’ll let you know when the update rolls out in the near future.