The next major update to the wonderfully calm Stardew Valley looks like it's coming soon, as the developer noted it's now moved into the "bug-fixing and polishing phase".
Writing on X (formerly Twitter), Eric "Concerned Ape" Barone mentioned: "1.6 ended up being a little larger in scope than originally planned. I'm done adding major new content to it now, though, and it's in a bug-fixing and polishing phase until it's ready for release. Thx for your patience. It'll be fun to see everyone play it!" and in a follow-up reply noted it's likely to come to PC first.
Should you make a new save for it? Barone also mentioned: "it'll be fine to play on an old save, but I'd probably recommend a new save just to experience everything in context, otherwise you'll unlock a bunch of stuff right away when you load up your old save".
Stardew Valley has Native Linux support and it's Steam Deck Verified.
Are you going to be jumping in again when version 1.6 releases? Incredible it has gone on for so long, and still one of the most popular games on Steam with a peak player count in the last day of 41,904. That's nuts. More than the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2, Terraria and many other well-known games.
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You should also check out Sunkissed City, from a former developer on Stardew.