Stardew Valley makes for an excellent time for anyone interested in focusing on a small plot of land, building it up to cover it in lush plants, vegetables, and farm animals. Multiplayer became available after the game launched, expanding the experience for friends to share.
Unfortunately, even though multiplayer works in Stardew Valley, you won’t be able to play it across platforms. The game only supports players using the same hardware to share the multiplayer experience. If you and your friends want to play on the same server, you need to choose a platform to play. There is a lot to choose from, though.
You can play it on the PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Linux. The person who hosts the game will have the save file on their platform, which means that person will have to host and start the game whenever you and your friends want to play it. It also means they can freely continue to play the game, even without the other players in the game.
At this time, the sole developer of the game, Eric Barone, commonly known as ConcernedApe on Twitter, has not shared any details about the cross-platform or if he plans to make it happen in the future. Because he is the single developer working on the project, it’s unlikely he plans to drive for it to become a reality.
Barone continues to update the game every few months and has plans for other games to release in the same universe of Stardew Valley. He posts hotfixes and updates to the game on his blog regularly.