Media Molecule's Dreams has been a long time coming, and while it's technically still not done, we're now just hours away from the arrival of the Early Access release. Following on from the successful beta test, the studio is now ready to release its highly ambitious creative sandbox to a wider audience while it finishes up development. So, what do we know about Dreams Early Access? Below, you'll find all the information you should need ahead of launch.
What is the release date for Dreams Early Access?
Dreams Early Access launches on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday 16th April 2019.
What time will Dreams Early Access be available to purchase?
The launch time will vary depending on your location:
- North America - 08:30 PDT / 10:30 CDT / 11:30 EDT
- United Kingdom - 10:30 BST
- Europe - 10:30 WEST / 11:30 CEST / 12:30 EEST
- Russia - 11:30 MSK
- Australia - 17:30 AWST / 19:00 ACST / 19:30 AEST
- New Zealand - 21:30 NZST
How much does Dreams Early Access cost?
Dreams Early Access is priced at £24.99 / €29.99 / USD $29.99 / CAD $39.99.
Where can you buy Dreams Early Access?
Dreams Early Access will only be available digitally from PlayStation Store.
Is Dreams Early Access available to everyone?
Dreams Early Access will initially be available in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. It will support English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian languages, with plans to support more later on.
Are there limited spaces for Dreams Early Access?
Yes, Media Molecule has a cap on the number of people who can purchase Dreams Early Access in order to ensure it can listen to everyone's feedback. We don't know what the limit is, so if you want to get involved, you'll need to make sure you're ready to buy it as soon as you possibly can.
What is included in Dreams Early Access?
Dreams Early Access gives you full use of all the creation tools, tutorials, and community features. This means you'll be able to create and share whatever you like, and you'll be able to play and interact with any of the creations published by other users. This includes everything shared during the Dreams Creator Beta test, so there will be lots to go through from the start.
Is PlayStation VR support included in Dreams Early Access?
No, PSVR won't be supported in Dreams Early Access, but the functionality is being implemented for the full launch of the game.
Will you get the full game if you purchase Dreams Early Access?
Yes, Media Molecule has confirmed that those who buy Dreams Early Access will receive the full version when it's released.
Will creations you make during Dreams Early Access carry over to the full game?
Yes, everything published during the beta or Dreams Early Access will remain when the full game launches.
Is there an NDA or embargo for Dreams Early Access?
Nope. You're allowed to make videos, live stream, or otherwise share your experiences with Dreams Early Access with no restrictions.
Do you need to have PS Plus to play Dreams Early Access?
Media Molecule has said you won't need PS Plus "to access any of the features of Dreams Early Access at launch." We take this to mean that PS Plus isn't necessary for Early Access, but will be when the full game launches.
Are you excited for Dreams Early Access on PS4? Have you been cooking up some creations, or will you spend more time playing user made experiences? Get imaginative in the comments below.