The creator of Stardew Valley shares an image that gives a preview of Update 1.6
The creator of Stardew Valley, ConcernedApe, has teased the 1.6 update with an image featuring a parrot on Ginger Island, hinting at new content and ...
The creator of Stardew Valley, ConcernedApe, has teased the 1.6 update with an image featuring a parrot on Ginger Island, hinting at new content and features.
The parrot's request for gold coins suggests a potential alternative way to obtain rewards on Ginger Island, possibly in connection with supporting the Joja Corporation.
The 1.6 update is expected to expand many other areas of the game, including new items, festivals, and dialogues, although no specific release date has been announced.
Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has shared a mysterious teaser that seemingly hints at version 1.6 of the game. The newly surfaced image expands the list of things fans can expect from the Stardew Valley update 1.6.
The last major update for Stardew Valley was released in December 2020, bringing the game's version number to 1.5. As is tradition with ConcernedApe's releases, this package was packed with content and introduced new features such as local split-screen multiplayer, among other additions. Patch 1.6 promises much of the same, although its scope is reportedly expected to be slightly smaller than its predecessor.
For the first time since July, ConcernedApe has now provided another glimpse into the Stardew Valley update 1.6 online. The newly shared teaser showcases a parrot perched on a stand, wearing the emblem of the Joja Corporation. The bird also appears to be requesting gold coins, the main currency of the game, while its surroundings suggest that it is located on Ginger Island, which was originally added as part of the 1.5 update to the game. Since the current version of this location does not feature such a feathered creature, it is reasonable to assume that this Joja parrot will arrive on Ginger Island with the release of the next major version of the popular farm simulator.
The fact that the newly revealed bird is asking for gold coins could also be a significant hint about the content of the 1.6 update. Specifically, the main currency of Stardew Valley on Ginger Island currently doesn't hold much value. Instead, all progress on this island is tied to Golden Walnuts, of which there are 130 that can be exchanged for various rewards. This gold-hungry parrot could therefore indicate an alternative way to obtain these unlocks, perhaps one reserved for Stardew Valley players who align with the Joja Corporation at the expense of the Community Center.
It is also possible that the image hints at a more direct expansion for Ginger Island, simply adding to its content, rather than providing an alternative means of obtaining the existing rewards. Such an addition would be in line with ConcernedApe's typical approach, as he has been releasing substantial free updates for his successful game since 2016.
And while it remains to be seen what this newly divided teaser refers to, there is no doubt that version 1.6 of Stardew Valley will expand beyond Ginger Island to other parts of the game. ConcernedApe previously mentioned new items, festivals, and dialogues as just some of the additions that will come with the upcoming update, although he has not yet set a specific timeframe for the release.
Stardew Valley is now available for Android, iOS, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.