Stardew Valley creator Eric “Concerned Ape” Barone has teased a delightful new feature that could be coming to the farming RPG as part of the highly anticipated 1.6 update, and it will apparently allow players to put hats on their beloved in-game pets.
“Beware of Cats (and Dogs),” Read Barone’s post on X, who shared four images of pixel pets with headwear ranging from bow ties to collectible hats and the iconic fashion hat. The idea that Stardew Valley’s pets would soon be given the dignity they deserve without having to resort to mods sparked great joy among many in the community, while others seized the opportunity and longed for more features to the game.
Hats for cats (and dogs) pic.twitter.com/4qIQOE1sUV
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) October 5, 2023
This is the greatest moment in gaming history
– Facial (@facial6lock) October 6, 2023
multiple pets? 👉👈
– andrewhayes (@andrewhaye_s) October 5, 2023
I don’t want to be dramatic, but this just changed my life
— vixampire 🧛🏼♀️ (@vixella) October 5, 2023
The bottom right absolutely blew me away – I guess this will be released in 1.6??
— Mads (@startupwithmads) October 5, 2023
The. This is the content we like to see.
– Xbox (@Xbox) October 5, 2023
Some fans have been curious as to whether the new feature will be included in update 1.6 or whether it will make its debut in Barone’s next title, The Haunted Chocolatier. Judging by the fact that some of the hats, floors and wallpaper seen in the images perfectly match existing Stardew Valley assets, it’s probably the former.
Barone recently revealed a number of features confirmed with Stardew Valley update 1.6, including eight-player multiplayer support on PC, 100 lines of new dialogue, new late-game quest endings, and a number of other new customizations, items, and Features. However, The Concerned Ape has not yet announced the release date for the new content.
The endless wait has apparently become too much for Terraria producer Cinx, who jokingly turned to negotiating in the comments, offering Barone: “If you tell me the release date for 1.6, I will tell you the release date for 1.4.5. “
If you tell me the release date for 1.6, I will tell you the release date for 1.4.5. 🤪
— Cenx 🌳🦋 (@Cennxx) October 5, 2023
Cinx was referring to Terraria’s long-awaited update 1.4.5, which will bring a number of updates, items and improvements to the hugely popular ongoing title, as well as a crossover event with the roguelite Metroidvania Dead Cells.
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