I hear you, I'm trying to wait too. One good thing to know (if you dont already, please disregard if you do) is that mobile saves from Stardew can easily be moved to PC or Mac. The lack of an accessible option to zoom as is currently done on mobile, is a drag when transferring though, and requires a mod, which never made much sense to me and why I haven't jumped yet. At least there is less need for zoom with a large screen though. Changing controls can be a drag too (sometimes it is all what we get used to). Fortunately I use a Bluetooth controller on mobile and touch screen on PC, so it wouldn't be that big of a shift for me, but for others who are mobile-only it is significant. If you havent tried playing with a controller, you're in for a treat if you try, it is awesome and intuitive for the most part. I understand the frustration though, it is just so darned convenient to play on a tablet wherever/whenever you please (without having to lug a laptop or boot a PC) and be able to zoom in/out instantly. Best of luck in your gameplay, hopefully we'll see you again if a sequel is released and/or when the mobile update drops. Until then, take good care!I appreciate the issues to update a game to all platforms, but to wait 7 months to finally hear it still long ways off and new company needed to do update is more than I can support. I have enjoyed the game, but will find a new one. The 1.5 update is now old news and all secrets have been shown Many times. Not anything left to be excited about, so I am choosing not to wait anymore or play it when it arrives in 2022 or 2023. Best wishes to Stardew Valley, it was fun, but tired of waiting.
Odin, is it possible to ask CA if this means the mobile port has to be mostly restarted from scratch again, or not? Should I be asking this on discord or some other place for better hopes at a reply from CA?
How long is a while off. I’m new to Stardew and the only helpful hints includes ones that are part of the 1:5 update. This makes it frustrating to play at times.
Hey, sorry for the slow reply, but you could try contacting CA on Twitter or Discord if you wish. I don't know the answer to that unfortunately.Odin, is it possible to ask CA if this means the mobile port has to be mostly restarted from scratch again, or not? Should I be asking this on discord or some other place for better hopes at a reply from CA?
The way development works is that ConcernedApe and Podunk create each update for PC, then hand off the new version to be ported to console and mobile. So having a simultaneous PC/mobile or PC/console release for an update would require CA to sit on the PC update until the other version was ready. I'm not sure there would be a bit advantage to this other than the fact that people wouldn't feel one version was arriving "late".If CA has plans for a 1.6 update in the future, I wonder if it would make more sense to push back the Mobile update further, and bring 1.6 to PC and Mobile simultaneously? Probably not, as the porting team needs time independently though.
If ConcernedApe was confident enough to give a more specific date, I imagine he would do that. Unfortunately bring on someone new to work on a years-old game is not a small task, and I don't think this is something that would be easy for ConcernedApe to give an estimate on. The other problem is that as frustrating as it can be to not know when something will be available, that's better than being given a date and then it not being ready by that point for whatever reason.How long is a while off.
Okay, chief, I'm sorry that you're getting so frustrated and upset that you can't see past your anger any more. Simply put, though, you're wrong. CA isn't charging for DLC or anything like that. Every update was free. On top of that, his doing other things has literally nothing to do with the update coming to mobile because that is being done by other people... as in people that aren't CA. And worse, the reason it's so delayed is because the first people doing it didn't actually do it. THAT is what caused the biggest delay, but here you are mad at CA and not them? I honestly don't understand how you came to the conclusions you have, friend.An impassioned if ill-informed rant.
I completely understand your frustration and I really wish it would come to mobile sooner, but I don't think anything is happening here because of malice or neglect. In fact him hiring a new company to port it does show me he cares enough about it. I know this might not help you but terraria another popular indie game is going to get the last update on consoles 1 and half years after its pc counter part and mobile update afterwards. It really sucks but things of this nature just take time.Concerned Ape hates mobile gamers and is greedy. he Has no interest in providing 1.5 update for mobile users. Has made 2 useless posts since upgrade and has pretty much told mobile players they aren’t worth his time. 1.55 update already being given to users for testing, so it can be on new platforms......except mobile. He has made millions from mobile players who he gas given the finger too. 1 year anniversary of update getting closer, but mobile players got zip. Thanks for showing who you really are ConcernedApe. From a creator 2ho personally fixed problems for players earliy on, to a multiple millionaire who ****zs on his fans and buyers of his game. Quit making excuses and saying it’s not his fault. It his product and if he wanted the update out it would have been 6 months ago. Apple needs to remove this game from App Store so more players aren’t screwed over by this greedy person