Don’t Starve is getting a multiplayer update. Klei Entertainment announced the plan to bring multiplayer to their survival crafting game on their official forums. The developer plans to update the base game for free with multiplayer functionality in late Summer. Although they didn’t have many specifics, the post mentioned public and private games, 2-4 simultaneous players, multiplayer balancing, and the possibility of other new features. In the past, Klei had shut down speculation regarding multiplayer to keep the community focused on the single player game.
Over the past few months, we’ve quietly smuggled in some new people onto our team who immediately said “Heck yeah, this can be a thing!” and actually threw together a proof of concept. After a couple months and an office-wide session of multiplayer Don’t Starve, we were convinced it was worth exploring and bringing it to our community.
Although the multiplayer expansion will be free to current owners of Don’t Starve, Klei plans to increase the price of the base game to $19.99 once the update launches.