Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone (AKA ConcernedApe) has revealed a number of new features and events coming to the village life sim as part of a major update next year.

Barone and publisher Chucklefish have both teased mysterious new, nautically-flavoured additions for Stardew Valley in recent months, and all are due to arrive in a free content update alongside the game's long-awaited multiplayer mode in 2018.

However, Barone's latest reveal is much heavier on actual details. In a new tweet, he confirmed that Stardew Valley's incoming content update will include a new town event for the winter, new NPC events, new outdoor decorations (some of which will change with the seasons), plus signs that can be used to display an item of your choosing.

The update will also bring a new type of collection that can be started during the first winter season, and, perhaps most notably of all, it will include a way to re-spec professions, should you start to regret your life choices throughout the game.

There's no release date for Stardew Valley's major new story and multiplayer update yet but Barone notes that it will arrive on PC/Mac/Linux first before heading to consoles. You shouldn't expect it too soon, however; Chucklefish's multiplayer beta, which will need to happen before the update can roll out in earnest, was recently delayed until 2018.

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