Stardew Valley is coming to Xbox Game Pass this fall

Retreat to a quieter life, now with a Game Pass sub

Announced during today’s [email protected] stream, farming sim Stardew Valley is going on the Game Pass lineup later this fall. So if anyone out there has seriously not given it a try yet, you’re running out of excuses.

While Stardew Valley has already been available on platforms like PC (via Steam) and Xbox One, this will make the farming life simulator available to everyone subbed to Game Pass.

It’s honestly hard for me to think there are folks out there who haven’t tried Stardew Valley yet, but if you’re one of them, here’s the gist. After your grandpa has bequeathed a farm to you, and you—being sick and tired of the rat race—decide to take up the tools and rebuild the farm.

What ensues will probably be hours upon hours of managing crops, conversing with the townsfolk, and generally getting lost in the chill vibes of Stardew Valley. Anyone who’s played a Harvest Moon or Rune Factory gets the idea, but this is a game I can pretty much recommend anyone play.

Also announced today were a slew of other titles, some also coming to Game Pass. We got a release window for sketchy adventure RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, as well as some trailers for upcoming indies that are coming to Xbox.

If you’re looking out for more indie news, tomorrow is Nintendo’s turn, as it will be hosting an Indie World Showcase. Otherwise, if you need me, I’ll be booting Stardew Valley back up and tending to a new farm, because I’ve really got the craving to do some farming all of the sudden.

Eric Van Allen