Fans have been eagerly awaiting this new update.
An image showing a typical farm, animals, crops, and player in Stardew Valley.

Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone, otherwise known as ConcernedApe, says that the 1.6 update for Stardew Valley is still coming. He notes that it's taking him longer than anticipated to finalized the update because it ended up "being a little larger in scope" than what was initially planned.

In a post made to social media, Barone says that while he is done adding in new content for the update, it's now on to the "bug-fixing and polishing phase". He also notes that even though the 1.6 update is essentially in the final stages of development before release, it is PC players that will probably get the update first.

Barone also notes in another reply that while he does recommend players start a new save "to experience everything in context", it should still be fine to keep playing your old save once 1.6 drops. He notes that if you do continue your old save you will "unlock a bunch of stuff right away" when loading up your old game.

Details about what all is included in the Stardew Valley 1.6 update have been kept mostly under wraps thus far. We do know that there will be plenty of new dialogue lines, new items, better modding support, and some late game content included. Barone is also still busy working on Haunted Chocolatier, which will feature a similar visual aesthetic to Stardew Valley but will be more focused on combat.