Eric ‘ConcernedApe’ Barone, the mastermind behind Stardew Valley, dropped a bombshell regarding the upcoming content by tweeting that splitcreen co-op will arrive as part of update 1.5. “In Stardew Valley 1.5, there will be splitscreen co-op,” his tweet declares, with an in-game screenshot of what the multiplayer experience will look like.
Like any typical local co-operative mode, the screen will be split into parts, depending on how many are playing. In the example given, it’s two, with full UI either side. The amount of space allowed between players seems like it might be quite large, if there’s any barriers at all, as the two sides are clearly in very different terrain. In a follow-up tweet in replies, Barone confirms the feature is coming to all platforms, however PC is the only place that’s guaranteed to support up to four players, whereas others “might be limited” to only two.