Stardew Valley is one step closer to making it onto the Nintendo Switch. Submitted to Nintendo on August 29, it is currently undergoing testing phase and could be released in 2017.
While it didn’t feature in Nintendo’s indie title oriented live stream, Chucklefish Games CEO Finn Brice tweeted yesterday that Stardew Valley is “coming along very well”. He also confirmed that the “last known bugs have been fixed” before its submission to Nintendo. A release date is still unknown, however. Chucklefish Games’ recent blog post stated that they “generally don’t announce release dates until quite close to launch” with a promise to keep fans updated.
The next step in the process will be setting up for a release if all goes well. There is a reason for Chucklefish and Nintendo to take their time, A major patch is due to be released early 2018, which includes 4-player co-operative play. Plans are to beta test this update late this year, with console release to come soon after. It would make sense for a Switch launch to feature this update from the get-go.
Stardew Valley is currently available on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One.