Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone (a.k.a. ConcernedApe) has revealed his next project will be set in the same world as Stardew Valley.
Replying to a fan on Twitter (asking if he would make a new game set in the same universe of Stardew Valley), Barone confirmed he was already working on such a project.
“Yes, I’m actually working on a couple of new projects,” Barone revealed. “One takes place in the world of Stardew Valley, but is not a farming game. The other, I’m not 100% sure about the world yet, but it will tie into Stardew Valley in some way”.
After outlets began reporting on this, Barone quickly insisted that he was not seeking to make “the next indie smash hit,” and wanted to make something he’d enjoy.
“I see this is blowing up and there are articles coming out, etc…. all I ask is please don’t get too hyped at this stage. I want to avoid too much hype or speculation. I’d like to just make whatever game comes naturally to me without too much pressure or expectation.
I’m not setting out to make the next indie smash hit, I just want to make another game that I enjoy and am happy with. And to share some of my art & ideas with the world. If it becomes popular, I will be happy, but it’s not my focus”
It is still a long time before we know what the results of this labor will be, let alone what it is going to be. However, Barone certainly found success with Stardew Valley, having sold over 10 million copies as of January 27th.
We will keep you informed as we learn more.
Stardew Valley is currently available for Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam) PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Android, and iOS. In case you missed it, you can find our review for Stardew Valley here (we highly recommend it!)