Well, this seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it? Disney Dreamlight Valley has just been announced, and it's a life-sim adventure game that lets you hang out with all your favourite characters. Oh, and it's free-to-play, releasing on every major platform, and lets you go fishing with Goofy. Just like indoor plumbing, this is gonna be big.
Developed by Gameloft — the studio also making kart racer Disney Speedstorm — it stars you as a new arrival in the titular village, where an event called the Forgetting has disrupted the peace and forced Disney and Pixar characters to go into hiding. Of course, it will fall to you to sort out the mess, getting to know all the heroes and villains you know and love along the way.
"Garden with WALL•E, cook with Remy, or kick back and fish with Goofy. You’ll start your adventure in the Valley, but your journey will take you to infinity… and beyond," reads the official description. As well as hanging out with these beloved characters, you'll also unlock new areas and solve the mystery of the Forgetting. Whether it's pals Woody and Buzz or evildoers like Ursula, characters will have their own quests and storylines to follow, too. Oh, and you can go nuts with customisation — you can change the look of the town, your home, and your outfit. Needless to say this will be a service game, so you will also be able to look forward to seasonal updates and new content arriving on the regular.
An early access version of the game is set to arrive on PlayStation 5 and PS4 this Summer, with a full release to come in 2023. You'll be able to opt in for early access by purchasing a Founder's Pack, but we don't know what this will contain.
Anyway, are you interested in Disney Dreamlight Valley? Does a free-to-play Disney life sim appeal to you? Sing along in the comments section below.