With the beta now behind them, Media Molecule is happy to reveal early access to Dreams is currently set for release this spring.
This should come as no surprise, since the beta was quite well received by fans and even Media Molecule Studio Director, Siobhan Reddy, had fantastic things to say about it.
“Beta was a very important step for us – it confirmed our tool set is ready for the community – but we still have more work to be done in other areas. Every game developer wants their game to be perfect – and we are no different. We have so many ambitions for Dreams and the beta reminded us that Dreams only truly comes to life in the hands of you all – the community,” said Reddy.
For those wondering what exactly early access means, they described it as follows:
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.
Just like with LittleBigPlanet, we have always planned to evolve Dreams with the community and this is just the start. We’ll use Early Access to help us prioritize all the awesome stuff we’re already working on and get feedback as player needs develop and evolve. With refinements, bug fixes and brand new features on the way, we are kicking off the live service side of Dreams so the community can get their first look at how we’ll continue to support the game.
In Early Access, you can stream, entertain, teach, collaborate and share to your heart’s content.
It’s essentially for those who want to be on the journey from the start and want to shape the experience going forward.
If you’re interested in checking it out, you can sign up for updates on early access here. Just keep in mind that you will have to pay for entry, with it costing $29.99 in North America through the PlayStation Store. Outside of that, it sounds like Dreams is on track to be an exciting tool for players to explore what is possible.