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News Fans of Dreams Are Devastated by Bizarre Beta Rollout
More like a nightmare
We’ve written many times about how the Dreams beta was supposed to be a slam-dunk, but it’s been a bit of a disaster so far. Don’t get us wrong, there’s some really cool content already being uploaded to the game’s servers, but we can’t tell you about those because there’s a non-disclosure agreement. For some...
News Latest Dreams Beta Highlights Include Horror FPS and 2D Platformer with Raining Heads
The sky's the limit
For the second time, Dreams developer Media Molecule live streamed some of its highlights from the ongoing beta test, featuring a whole host of user-created goodies. The big takeaway is that there's already a wide variety of levels, objects, and characters to be discovered, and some of it is seriously impressive. One example is...
News Dreams Beta Community Creations Highlighted by Media Molecule
And they're pretty impressive
The Dreams beta finally got started a couple of weeks before the end of 2018, granting certain players the chance to begin fooling around with the game's suite of tools. Unfortunately, participants currently need to agree to an NDA, meaning they can't share their experience or their creations. While this is still...
News Dreams Beta Sign Ups Are Live Now for North America and Europe
It's nearly time
Media Molecule has finally opened sign ups for its Dreams creator beta test. Whether you're in the US or Europe, you'll be able to pop your name down for an invite to the elusive beta, which got started for some back before Christmas. In order to register for a chance to join the beta, simply click the link for either
Guide Dreams Creator Beta FAQ - How to Sign Up and Everything You Need to Know
When does the Dreams beta start?
At long last, Media Molecule has confirmed dates for its highly anticipated beta test for the upcoming PS4 exclusive, Dreams. This astonishing game lets players make more or less anything they want using a powerful set of user friendly tools. We can't wait to see what everyone will cook up during the beta -- it's...
News Dreams Creator Beta Finally Arrives Tomorrow on PS4
A dream come true
As expected, that "totally normal" Dreams live stream has revealed the start date of the long awaited beta test. To cut to the chase, the Dreams beta will go live from tomorrow, Wednesday 19th December. However, that's only for fans who've subscribed to Media Molecule's newsletter. Don't bother rushing to the studio's website to...
News Media Molecule Teases Big News During Tomorrow's Dreams Live Stream
Beta release date? Please?
Is it finally happening? Will Media Molecule really go ahead with it? Could we really, actually be playing the Dreams open beta test before Christmas? We're not entirely sure just yet, but it seems that the aloof Sony studio is gearing up for something tomorrow. Media Molecule has been streaming its unfathomably...
News Media Molecule Claims the Dreams Beta Is Still on Track for 2018
We're dreaming of a Dreams beta
Do you think Media Molecule’s built a big clock in Dreams counting down to 2019? The Guildford-based developer has been promising we’ll get our hands on its ambitious creation suite “this year” for about, well, three years – but it seemed certai
News Media Molecule Made LittleBigPlanet in Dreams, And It's the Craziest Thing
Well, then. Media Molecule promised a celebratory LittleBigPlanet live stream today, and it showed off LittleBigPlanet. Makes sense, right? Well there’s a twist: this has been recreated entirely in Dreams. It looks identical, right? That’s because it is: the floaty physics, the papercraft art direction – you can even bring up your Pop-It...
News Dreams Continues to Sound Insane in New Video Interview
The sky's the limit
In case you weren't aware, Game Informer has been providing a ton of coverage for Media Molecule's outrageously ambitious new title, Dreams. The make-anything creation game is a bafflingly powerful thing that we can't wait to see in the hands of the community, and the recent new information continues to impress. The publication...
News Media Molecule Making Dreams on PS4 to Let People 'Break Into These Walled Off Industries'
Wants to build on the success of LittleBigPlanet
Media Molecule has a unique reputation as a studio focused on creative gaming, and with Dreams, the developer is looking to dial everything up to 11. In the above video, studio head Siobhan Reddy and the game's creative director Mark Healey are asked why the team wanted to make something like Dreams,...
News Media Molecule's Making Some Mental Things in Dreams
Stop! Hammer time
Dreams is really going to come to life when fans finally get their hands on it, but until then it’s hard not to be impressed with what Media Molecule’s doing with it. This new gameplay video from Game Informer showcases several creations that the Guildford-based studio’s working on in its own time, and some of them are...
News Of Course You Can Make First-Person Games in Dreams
Call of duty
Dreams is essentially LittleBigPlanet on steroids, so of course you can make first-person games. As part of a stream hosted by Media Molecule earlier this week, the studio showed off a couple of prototypes that it’s been working on: a Mirror’s Edge-esque platformer and a traditional shooter – both from the first-person...
News Why Is Dreams Taking So Long to Release?
Media Molecule explains
Venture into any Dreams discussion and you’re going to find someone complaining about the time that the title’s taken to release. Media Molecule teased the project all the way back when the PlayStation 4 was revealed, and then formally announced it a few years later. But it’s still not out, and despite its very obvious...
News Media Molecule Shows How a Campaign Level Is Created in Dreams
And then fiddles with it
Dreams has a short single player campaign which is designed to showcase what's possible, and in this new Game Informer gameplay video, co-founder Mark Healy shows a playthrough of the stage (which is great – we played it a couple of weeks ago) and then switches to edit mode to prove that it was all made in-game. The...
News Dreams Will Run at 60 Frames-Per-Second Unless You Break It
Remember to show some restraint
Dreams will run at 60 frames-per-second, but you will be able to make the engine chug if you fail to optimise your levels. Speaking as part of a Game Informer interview, Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans explained that players who really push the level editor may find that their creations run as low as 30...
News Dreams Will Support PSVR at Launch, Online Multiplayer Coming Later
Dreams will allow you to create and play virtual reality levels at launch, as Media Molecule has committed to day one PlayStation VR support. Originally, the British developer said that it would be adding support for Sony’s headset post-launch; reports then suggested that it had changed its stance, and the functionality would be...
News Media Molecule Doesn't Crunch, Reckons It's Too 90s
Work hard, play hard
We’ve been made to wait for Media Molecule’s Dreams, which the gaming community revels in pointing out at any given opportunity. To be fair to the Guildford-based developer, there’s no blueprint for what it’s doing here: its PlayStation 4 exclusive is truly unique, and while its roots can be traced back to...
News Dreams Beta Will Still Launch This Year, All Creations Will Carry Across
Media Molecule’s been saying that Dreams’ beta will launch “this year” since, like, 2015 – but it seems certain we’ll all be creating before the end of 2018. Speaking as part of a rapid fire question session with Game Informer magazine, co-founder Alex Evans said that the beta’s due at some point this year, so we suppose...
News Dreams Magazine Cover Was, Er, Made in Dreams
Of course it was
Game Informer is running a new cover story on PlayStation 4 exclusive Dreams, and many jokingly asked whether the magazine art had been made in the game itself. The answer, perhaps incredibly, is yes. Here’s the proof: For those of you who don’t know, the Media Molecule developed title is an evolution of LittleBigPlanet,...
News Dreams Is the Latest PS4 Exclusive to Get Game Informer Cover Story
Game Informer has been producing huge previews on some of the biggest and best games on the horizon, and its latest headline feature focuses on Media Molecule's Dreams. This follows God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man, and Days Gone as another PS4 exclusive to get the cover story treatment this year, and as with those games, we can expect a...
Hands On Dreams Is Going to Be a Game of the Year Candidate
If it ever comes out
Media Molecule’s showing a compilation of mini-games that it’s made in Dreams here at EGX 2018, and the highest compliment we can pay them is that many of them would comfortably hang in the indie stand. We don’t even need to get hands on time with the package’s impressive and comprehensive creation suite to realise that...
News Latest Dreams Footage Goes Behind the Scenes on Media Molecule's Own Creations
The wait continues
We've been waiting on Dreams for pretty much the entire lifetime of the PlayStation 4, but whenever we see new gameplay, it's clear that this ambitious project is no small feat. It's looking incredible in the latest live stream from Media Molecule, in which the studio presents levels and games it's shown before, then dives into...
News Dreams Beta Still Coming Later This Year, Says Media Molecule
PAX West panel shows an hour of creation
Media Molecule is taking its sweet time with the highly ambitious upcoming game, Dreams. The developer has been promising PS4 players a beta test for a considerable time, but as we near the tail end of 2018, it's looking less and less likely that we'll get to sample the game's creative tools for ourselves...
News Media Molecule Wants to Unlock Your Creativity with Dreams
Dreams can come true
Whenever we post something about Dreams, there’s always a comment from someone who says they haven’t got a creative bone in their body. Media Molecule doesn’t believe that: the reason it’s made this game is because it wants everyone to be able to make something. Whether you’re an artist, programmer, musician, or you...
News Media Molecule Builds Dreamon's Souls in an Hour
Dreams continues to drop jaws
Dreams never ceases to amaze, it really doesn’t. Media Molecule’s been promoting a ‘Gothic Novel Game Jam’ for a few days now, and it went live on Twitch earlier today to essentially construct a Demon’s Souls-inspired game stage in around about an hour. It created a lot of the assets prior to going live in the...
News Mega Penguin Is the Latest Insanity from Dreams on PS4
Media Molecule's E3 2018 game jam delivers
Dreams had a strange presence at E3 2018. Aside from small animations dotted throughout Sony's showcase and a smattering of interviews, Media Molecule's biggest showing for its ambitious creation game was a live 15-minute music concert. However,...
News Media Molecule's E3 2018 Dreams Live Musical Performance Sure Is Something
You may recall from Sony's E3 2018 press conference that Dreams featured in very small snippets dotted throughout the show. Well, after the presser was over, Media Molecule stuck around for the after show party, where a few people from the studio performed a 15-minute set of music live just using this ambitious software. We've embedded...
E3 2018 Yet More Dreams Gameplay Demonstrates Potentially Infinite Variety
Dream surfing shown off
In this latest video on Dreams from PlayStation Access, we're shown how Dream Surfing works, and it looks excellent. The analogy used here is that Dream Surfing is a little like a Spotify radio station; you can set parameters for the type of experiences you...
E3 2018 New Dreams Creation Gameplay Shows Basic Animation, Music, and Logic
The fine folks over at PlayStation Access have put together another video on Media Molecule's Dreams, this time delving into the creative tools you'll have at your disposal. It's a similar demonstration to what we've seen before, but we can't help but be impressed every time we see what this game can do. In this video, we see how easy...
E3 2018 Check Out 20 Minutes of Dreams Story Mode Gameplay
We've seen plenty of footage from the creation toolset in Media Molecule's upcoming title Dreams, but we've not seen a great deal from its story campaign. The above video from PlayStation Access goes through the beginning of the game, introducing the way the story is structured. As we've come to expect from Media Molecule, it all looks...
News Media Molecule's Dreams Is Absurdly Innovative
The PlayStation Blog crew may be paid to promote Sony products, but you can hear in this Dreams-themed episode of PS Underground that they’re genuinely flabbergasted by what’s possible in Media Molecule’s upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive. This new video featuring bigwig Mark Healey may not reveal anything particularly new, but it’s...
News Delicious Dreams Screens Showcase PS4 Exclusive's Creative Potential
The war against reality
Dreams allows you to make anything you can, well, dream of. Unlike similar creation engines, Media Molecule’s upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive allows you to create assets, animate objects, program gameplay mechanics, and even compose music. It’s a fully-fledged game engine powered by the DualShock 4, and here are just a...
News Dreams Will Now Support PlayStation VR at Launch
Dream in three dimensions
Media Molecule had announced that Dreams’ anticipated PlayStation VR support would not be available until after launch, but a round of previews released today has hinted that virtual reality functionality will be included from day one. PSU got the scoop, but the British developer retweeted the site’s story, so that...
Feature Dreams, the PS4 Exclusive Everyone's Sleeping On
A Dream come true
There’s real excitement among the PlayStation fanbase following God of War’s outstanding reviews. Much like with Horizon: Zero Dawn last year, Sony’s first-party has done it again – except this time Kratos has actually exceeded all expectations and landed the highest-rated PlayStation 4 exclusive to date. And it’s just...
News Media Molecule Made This Cutesy Platformer in 52 Hours Using Dreams on PS4
Train Jam, as you might suspect, is a game jam that takes place on a train. Developers are invited to board a train travelling from Chicago to San Francisco in order to attend GDC, but during the 52-hour trip, everyone works to build a game from scratch using whatever tools they like. A quartet of Media Molecule employees took part this...
News Dreams' Story Mode Looks (And Sounds) Like Vintage Media Molecule
A work of Art
Another exciting thing about Dreams is that it will play host to a brand new Media Molecule campaign, the kind of treat we only get a couple of times a generation. The plot for Dreams sounds a little darker than anything it's done before, centring upon a down-and-out individual named Art who’s been living rough in a cello case. The...
News Dreams Is Going to Be a Real Awards Magnet
Take a look at creation in action
One thing that PSX 2017 proved this weekend is that Media Molecule may want to invest in a new trophy cabinet. Dreams is clearly going to be showered in awards. Like for real, this game is going to break new grounds, so maybe get used to the idea now. The thing is it’s just kinda… Mental? Take these two new...
PSX 2017 Dreams Has a Full Digital Audio Workstation
Just another Reason to be excited
Everything you see and hear in Dreams is made in Dreams, including the music. As such, the game has a full digital audio workstation for you to faff around with, complete with sequencers, effects, and even processors, such as EQ plug-ins. This means that you can, essentially, create full songs within the software to...
PSX 2017 Dreams Single Player Screens Reveal Staggering Visuals
We must be Dreaming
Dreams has a three-pronged single player campaign which you can read about through here. The most impressive thing about it, though, is that it’s been built entirely within, well, Dreams. Confused? Okay, let’s try again: Dreams is essentially an imagination simulation where you’re given the freedom to design, animate,...
News Dreams' Three-Pronged Single Player Campaign Teased
Media Molecule's latest reveals unrivalled ambition
Dreams, for those worried, will have a single player campaign. Built within the engine that Media Molecule’s crafted, the three-pronged plot will tell a trio of whimsical tales, which some previews assume will collide at some point. The first of the stories involves a fox and a bear attempting to...
News Dreams Is Reborn with Surreal Re-Reveal Trailer
Media Molecule madness in 2018
Media Molecule's wildly ambitious imagination simulation Dreams put in a surprise appearance at The Game Awards 2017, featuring a narrator in a coffin and a bear armed with a hammer. The clip goes on to show the various things you'll be able to create in the game, ranging from first-person experiences through to clay...
News Media Molecule to Host Dreams Game Jam at PSX 2017
What are you Dreaming of?
Those attending PSX 2017 next week will have the opportunity to drop by the Dreams booth in order to participate in a Game Jam that Media Molecule’s planning. According to the PlayStation Blog, the creative competition will give attendees a crash course in “how quick and easy it is to make games, music, and more just...
News Media Molecule Will Light Up PSX 2017 with Dreams Re-Reveal
It’s been a long time since we learned anything about Dreams, the madcap imagination simulation from Media Molecule. But as alluded overnight, the Guildford-based developer will return at PSX 2017 next month to tell us more about the game. While it sounds like Sony will have a very low-key presentation instead of a press conference...
News Media Molecule's Dreams Is Not Dead Despite Paris No-Show
Don't stop believin'
If there was one game we would have bet our selection of imported Oreos on appearing at Paris Games Week on Monday, it was Dreams. But once again, Media Molecule’s creation simulation was very much missing in action. So what the heck is going on with the developer’s barmy imagination engine? Well, the first thing to note is...
E3 2017 Where the Hell Is Media Molecule's Dreams?
Hey, do you remember Dreams? The ambitious Media Molecule developed creation engine was everywhere, until it wasn’t. In fact, it’s been a while since we heard or saw anything about the game; the Guildford-based developer’s been posting updates to its website and social media accounts, but it’s not like the title’s...
News PS4 Exclusive Dreams Remains an Incredibly Attractive Enigma
We know there’s a bit of confusion over what Dreams actually is, but you’ve got to give both Sony and Media Molecule credit for being bold enough to create something so outside-the-box. The artsy outing – which will provide you with the canvas to create your own magical masterpieces – has been kept undercover for a little while...
News PS4 Exclusives Detroit, Dreams May Not Make 2017 After All
Remember that fun little montage PlayStation Europe made to promote upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives? It got people in a right tiswas over the New Year break. In addition to a couple of incorrect 'Console Exclusive' tags – innocent mistakes, we're sure – many picked up on the fact that both Detroit: Become Human and
News Media Molecule's Dreams Beta Will Sleep Until 2017
In news that will surprise no one, Media Molecule's Dreams will not receive a beta before the end of the year. The game was set to get a sampler around this time, but the Guildford-based outfit has practically shut up shop over the past few months; it wasn't in attendance at E3 2016 or PSX 2016 earlier in the year. That's because,...
E3 2016 PS4 Exclusive Dreams Sleeping on This Year's Show
Media Molecule's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive was absent at this year's Sony E3 2016 press conference, and that's because Media Molecule's still busy beavering away on the game back in the UK. The team posted a message on Twitter to explain its absence, stating that it's "working its socks off" and is looking forward to "sharing more soon"...