Sony has announced that Media Molecule’s Dreams will be released in an early access form in spring 2019, and will cost $29.99 / €29.99 (no UK or Australian price is available at time of writing).
The fabulously clever game/art/movie/music(/everything) tool will arrive as a ‘Creator Early Access’ version, containing a suite of creation tools and tutorials for using them. You’ll be able to browse other people’s creations (and remix them), a series of pre-made, customisable arcade games, and an ‘Inspiration Gallery’ of particularly impressive bits of work curated by Media Molecule.
This version won’t include the planned story campaign Media Molecule is working on, and the developer uses the press release to tell those looking for that to wait for the game’s full release.
However, the Early Access version will see “more features, tutorials, arcade levels and assets” added pre-release. Those who played the closed beta will see their creations transferred across.
The Early Access version is a described as limited edition, but it’s not clear exactly what that means at this point – it seems likely that it will only be available for purchase for a set period.
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