Is Stardew Valley Cross Platform?

Stardew Valley is the ultimate cosy farming game. But building your farm, harvesting your crops and taking care of your animals is much easier when you’re not alone. So is Stardew Valley cross platform? 

Stardew Valley Crossplay

Is Stardew Valley Cross Platform?

Currently, there are no crossplay options for Stardew Valley. The only exception to this is if one gamer is playing on a PC and the other person is playing on a Mac.

While the game is available for Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well as iOS and Android mobile, you simply cannot play with other people if they are using a different gaming platform.

This is sure to be frustrating because a big part of Stardew Valley’s appeal is the multiplayer option that lets up to four people play at once. We hope that it isn’t always going to be this way but at this point, it seems unlikely. The game was released in 2016 

How To Play Co-Op on Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley Crossplay

You might not be able to crossplay on Stardew Valley but you can still play co-op with friends who also play on PC or Mac. It’s not as self explanatory as we’d like though so here’s a quick guide:

Open up the main menu

Click on the Co-Op icon

Hit ‘Host New Farm’ and fill in your details as normal

Once you’ve chosen your type of farm, you can hit OK to load the game

After the game has loaded, open up the main menu

Click on the gamepad icon and scroll down to see Invite Friend

Select this and you can start your new multiplayer game

Will Stardew Valley be cross-platform in the future?

Initially, we were pretty hopeful about this. After all, in a 2022 interview with the game’s creator, Eric ‘ConcernedApe’ Barone, he said that crossplay gaming was, ‘something that I really want to add and I promise to look into it more closely.’ 

However, over a year later, there’s still no crossplay on Stardew Valley. It seems unlikely at this point that it’ll become one of the growing number of games that are cross-platform

Stardew Valley isn’t a new game and that means there are some technical barriers between the different operating systems. 

Stardew Valley Crossplay

Stardew Valley Crossplay FAQ

What is Stardew Valley?

Stardew Valley is the ultimate quiet, relaxing game. You’ll be able to build a farm, harvest your crops, adopt animals and spend a whole lot of time crafting. If you do like a little bit of combat too, there’s always the slimes. This little 8-bit game is one of the most popular farming games out there.

Can you play Stardew Valley with other people?

If you and a friend are both PC players, you’ll be able to play Stardew Valley together. It can be a little difficult to keep on top of all of the tasks on your own so having someone else along for the ride can be a lot of fun.

Can you crossplay Stardew Valley?

Although Stardew Valley has been out for several years and has a loyal cult following, it’s not yet available for crossplay. This is pretty disappointing news for people who have been playing the game for years. You can play with up to 4 people in the same farm as long as you’re all on PCs but otherwise, it’s a no go on crossplay.