Since its release in 2016, Stardew Valley has become a popular country-life RPG that can be played on various platforms including PC, PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android, and Tesla Arcade. The game's open-ended farming-sim formula has attracted players from different platforms, and its multiplayer mode, introduced in 2018, allows up to four players to work together on a group farm.
However, as of now, Stardew Valley does not support cross-platform play features, except for PC players accessing the game through Steam, GOG, or the Microsoft Store. They can party up with each other using the game's invite-code system. Players on different platforms must be on the same platform in order to play together as farmhands.
Stardew Valley does offer backward compatibility, enabling PlayStation and Xbox players to join others on different generations within Sony and Microsoft's ecosystems.
Unfortunately, there has been no official indication that cross-platform play support is in the works for Stardew Valley. The game's creator, ConcernedApe, expressed the desire to add crossplay in a tweet in 2018, but cited the technical challenges of implementing it. Since then, there have been no updates on whether crossplay will be added in the future. Fans will have to be patient and hope for such a development to materialize.
While it would be exciting to see cross-platform play in Stardew Valley, for now, players will have to enjoy the game on their preferred platforms and connect with others who are on the same platform.