Media Molecule announced earlier today that its game creation suite, Dreams, will be getting a paid but “strictly limited” early access release on the PlayStation Store this spring, followed by a full launch later this year. A post on the PlayStation Blog goes into more detail about the limited release.
“Early Access won’t have everything that the full version of Dreams will, but you’ll get 100% of the same Dreams tools that we have used every day at MM to make our content. As well as fun, deep interactive tutorials catering for all skill sets and levels and Mm-crafted arcade games ready to play and remix. If you joined us during the beta period and published your assets, you’ll also have your beta creations to return to. Along the way, we’ll be adding more features, tutorials, arcade levels and assets during the Early Access period as we build towards the full slate of launch content.”
Siobhan Reddy, Studio Director, Media Molecule
The early access release, according to Media Molecule, is intended for “creators who want to be a part of the Dreams experience from the beginning.” Players will be able to create, play other creations, and even stream their gameplay and share their creations online unlike the beta test, which featured a strict NDA. Throughout early access, Media Molecule will be adding “refinements, bug fixes, and brand new features”, and they’ll also be launching the live service elements of Dreams “so the community can get their first look at how we’ll continue to support the game.”
Expect the content available in early access to be similar what was available in the beta, but Media Molecule will be adding more features along the way. The Dreams beta demonstrated just how far people can stretch the creative tools the game offers, and the early access period is sure to bring lots of cool new things to the table.
Dreams Early Access will only be available digitally through the PlayStation Store this spring for $30. Media Molecule stresses that Dreams Early Access is a “strictly limited release” and that you should “snag your copy as soon as you can.”
Dreams (among other games) was featured in our 30 Games to Look Out For in 2019 list, which you can check out here. Will you be participating in Dreams Early Access? Be sure to let us know down below, and follow us on Twitter for quick and easy updates.