With Wii U production winding to a halt, many developers have found it in their best interest to move any remaining Wii U projects over to Nintendo’s new console, the Switch. Such will be the case for Stardew Valley, the indie farming simulator that was originally slated to arrive on Wii U (alongside PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) later this year, but will now be reworked for the upcoming handheld/home console instead.
The announcement comes directly from the game’s official website, where its developer, Eric Barone, explains his reasoning for the decision. Barone’s full statement reads as follows:
“Stardew Valley will not be coming to the Wii U, however. Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley. I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.”
Were you looking forward to playing Stardew Valley on Wii U? Are you now planning on purchasing it for Switch? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Stardew Valley