Finally! After a prolonged wait, Dreams Early Access will open on 16th April, meaning that you’ll be able to get your hands on the creation tools and start unleashing your imagination. As previously reported, this is not the full game – it’s lacking Media Molecule’s story mode, for example – but it will allow you to begin building your own personal masterpiece and sharing it with the world.
“We’ve been working on Dreams for a long time now and the core of Dreams – the creation bit – is ready,” wrote studio director Siobhan Reddy on the PlayStation Blog. “There is so much we want to do with and add to Dreams – but to start, we want players to be able to see their creations on their own TV screen and be able to have all the tools they need to make games or stories or art or music.”
The client will cost you £24.99/$29.99 from the PlayStation Store, and will be sold in limited quantities. However, the Guildford-based developer ensures that there will be enough digital units to go around, and every single one of these will be upgraded to the “full” version when the title eventually launches at a later date. There’ll be no PlayStation VR support in this initial Early Access launch.
The best news of all is that there’s no NDA, and all your creations will carry across in the full release. Exciting times, then – we suspect you’re going to be seeing and hearing a lot, lot more about Dreams over the coming months, as creators get to grips with it. Just look at what happened with the beta – it took fans just a few weeks to design some inspired levels. We can’t wait.