Stardew Valley's next beta update has a lot of new features (and yes, it's still all being made by that one guy - incredible), with one that will shake up how you start the game.

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The sandbox farming sim's opening will now let you pick from five different maps when you first load, each of which will be tuned to different play styles.

For example: the Riverland farm will have lots of water to maximise money from fishing, while the Forest farm will have increased foraging possibilities and a unique plant that always drops the handy mixed seed items.

Alternatively, you can pick a Hill-top farm which will give you ores to mine - including a unique geode, or the Wilderness Farm which will spawn enemies at night so you can harvest their loot.

Or you can just keep the bog-standard starting farm as it exists currently, if you really want.

There's plenty more in the update - new farm buildings, quests, the ability to move buildings, a new house upgrade, more fish, coffee and mead kegs.

You can even now break up with your spouse and file for divorce.

Stardew Valley owners can upgrade to this build via the beta toggle in their game.

Console fans will likely see all of the above when Stardew lands on PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One later this year.

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