'Stardew Valley' will launch multiplayer mode at the end of 2017.
The hugely popular farming and adventure game launched for PC systems in 2016, and ever since its release fans have been asking for a way to interact with other players whilst the cultivate their own farm.
Now, developers at Chucklefish have said their are definite plans in place to implement a multiplayer mode for both the PC and console versions of the game, which will be tested in a PC beta first in 2017 before being rolled out in early 2018.
'Stardew Valley's multiplayer mode is a cooperative version of the entire game. Shortly after starting out, players will get the option to have up to three cabins built on their farm, each of which can house a friend.
The friends who move in can do almost anything the main player can do, from mining and fighting to foraging and forming relationship with NPCs. Each player also has their own separate inventory, which becomes a chest in their house when the player is not online so their friends can access vital materials if required.
Chucklefish also said that it had received many requests for players to be able to marry each other rather than limiting marriage to NPCs only, and so it will implement that feature at some point.
'Stardew Valley' is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and will be released on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year.