Animal Crossing: New Horizons looks to be getting the long-awaited expansion, according to the latest patches.
Website The world of animals crossing the world reports that both the latest New Horizon updates 1.11 and 1.10 contain code referencing the Museum Café.
Roost Coffee has appeared in several previous Animal Crossing issues. The store is usually run by the character Brewster, who will sell coffee to players and eventually allow them to work in the store to earn special rewards.
In previous games, Animal Crossing Roost was sometimes located on a separate floor of the museum.
According to the latest data, patch 1.11 added camera parameters with the link “IdrMuseumCafe”. This follows additions in the previous version 1.10 update, where new camera settings for IdrMuseumCafe were discovered, in addition to a link to a third type of museum entrance known as IdrMuseumEnt03.
The 1.11 code also reportedly contains the cNpcMemory: TalkProgressMuseumBuiltCafe flag, which appears to further indicate preparations for the Museum extension in a future update.
Hints of New Horizon’s plans to expand the coffee shop first surfaced over a year ago when another datamin found links to the coffee shop and art gallery (the latter of which was officially released shortly thereafter).
Nintendo reassured fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this week that even more free content is in development.
“Another free content for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is currently in development for the end of this year,” the post said. “More details will be provided in the future, so please stay tuned. Thank you for your support and patience. “
Nintendo released the first New Horizons update in three months this week, adding weekly fireworks shows and new seasonal items.
The three-month wait for a new update has raised concerns among some gamers that support for the game is slowing, but Nintendo’s post appears to be an attempt to allay those concerns.