Stardew Valley Creator ConcernedApe Now Self-Publishing

Congratulations ConcernedApe!

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Eric Barone, also known as ConcernedApe, the creator of Stardew Valley is happy to announce he is now the sole publisher of the game.

Previously, it was ConcernedApe that handled the development of the game while his partner, Chucklefish, was the one to take care of the publishing. The publisher reached out to the developer when Stardew Valley was still in its earlier stages and asked about working together and publish the title. After their partnership came to fruition, they worked together to release the game and upcoming patches and updates.

The original plan was a two year contract, which afterwards the publisher will return the publishing rights to ConcernedApe. Barone usually works alone so Chucklefish handling the publishing was a big help.

After a controversy happened with Chucklefish, ConcernedApe took back the publishing rights for certain platforms and only left the Switch and mobile versions with the publisher. Now, he has taken all publishing rights back.

ConcernedApe revealed that fans will not have to expect to see any major updates since he is still busy with 1.5 update on mobile devices. Future updates and changes to Stardew Valley will now be done by ConcernedApe, which will make the process seamless for everyone.

The developer did hint that there is a possibility there will be development for update 1.6 in the future. He did clarify he is not going to guarantee anything yet, but there is a chance it will happen. He also noted that if the update will be made, it will not be as big as update 1.5.

Stardew Valley is now available on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.