Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone – more commonly known under the alias ConcernedApe – has confirmed he is in talks to bring the surprise hit farming sim Stardew Valley to consoles.
The pixelated pastoral simulator has grown from humble beginnings to become the most notable Steam success story of 2016 so far but, as the game approaches the one million sales mark on PC, its one-man creator is looking to reach an even wider audience.
Speaking to MCV, Barone confirmed the he was "in discussion with several companies that are interested in helping me bring Stardew Valley to consoles."
No platforms have been mentioned for the potential port, however it would be assumed that the PS4, Xbox One and maybe even the Wii U will be in contention. It will also be interesting to see if a console version would support cross-platform saves, so you can continue sowing seeds across multiple devices.
How exactly the agricultural bliss of Stardew Valley would translate to a console could be another matter, but non-PC gamers will have more than that to worry about between managing seasonal harvests, the rudimentary struggles of married life and extensive fishing expeditions.
IBTimes UK are excited about seeing the Harvest Moon-esque delight on console, although we are holding out hope for a portable version for iOS and Android tablets. Tapping your berry collection and swiping fish from tranquil shores on iPad could be a match made in horticultural heaven.
This is not the first time we have seen mention of the possibility of Stardew Valley reaching other platforms, with a Steam community post confirming a week after launch that a Mac and Linux version of the game would be dependent on sales.
With sales exceeding all expectation, Barone then updated fans on the state of the port in a Reddit Q&A, stating:
Stardew Valley's most recent 1.07 update added a few gameplay tweaks and bug fixes. If you are wondering what exactly the game is like, patch notes such as "Willy now likes most fish dishes" and "spouse stands next to you at the Dance of the Moonlight Jellies" should give you a good indication of how beautifully charming it can be.