Apparently there are authorized points concerned
So the excellent news first: ConcernedApe is now self-publishing their very own game on Android! That was the final piece of the puzzle, and at this level they’ve entry to “all digital platforms.” Now the unhealthy information: the Stardew Valley cellular 1.5 replace continues to be in limbo, and doesn’t have a launch date. In an impromptu AMA on Twitter, ConcernedApe issued the next assertion: “Sure, I’ll by no means abandon the 1.5 cellular replace. Despite the fact that it’s taken approach too lengthy ( I freely admit this), I’ll see it by. I’ve not forgotten it. I give it some thought day-after-day. It’s a considerably difficult state of affairs.”
When requested about specifics for Stardew Valley cellular 1.5, they’d this to say: “Properly the difficult half has extra to do with sure authorized/enterprise points which stalled the replace at first. Now there’s a new celebration engaged on it, and tbh progress has been quite a bit slower than anticipated. However discovering one more new entity to do it might most likely take even longer.”
It sounds messy and I don’t envy them, having to navigate these waters. On the very least, it’s good that ConcernedApe was in a position to wrangle again the rights to their very own game wholesale digitally, and over time, I’m certain, this could get settled of their and their followers’ favor. It’s refreshing to see a developer be so frank about every thing (to the most effective of their authorized skill), and it’s a part of the rationale why Stardew Valley has change into as profitable as it’s.