PSVR Media Molecules' Dreams will let you build and share your own PSVR games

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But no filth.

According to new details published in games magazine Edge, Media Molecules' astonishingly ambitious PS4 title Dreams will let players create and share their own PSVR games.

Late last year, Sony confirmed that Dreams would include "limited" PSVR support, but Edge's new cover feature (as spotted by Reddit) is more specific. It states that Create mode - the portion of Dreams that lets players build environments and objects, and turn them into game-like experiences - will be fully compatible with PSVR. As such, not only will it be possible to create VR experiences, other people's virtual reality dreams will be playable too.

However, the magazine reiterates earlier reports that VR support won't be available at launch, but will instead arrive "at some point in the future".


Edge also notes that Media Molecule has plans in place to prevent creations featuring graphic violence or sexual content from being shared online. Algorithmic curation, Sony's tools, and a "willing community" will be key to keeping things clean, it says.

Curtailing the dedicated efforts of online filth-wizards is notoriously difficult, of course. Consider the ill-fated Lego Universe - an online construction game for PC that ultimately collapsed under the weight of its user-generated dongs.

Media Molecule's long-awaited Dreams is set to release later this year, dong-free.
 

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This is VERY exciting news. I'd been considering splashing out on a PS4 Unity license for a while (it'd been free for most other platforms, including XBox) but Unity have now changed to a subscription basis, which is less attractive. If the creation tools are as flexible as LBP2, I'm well interesting in this. Great find @Martok
 

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I already installed Unity, but never got around trying it out. But that game sounds more like a PSVR LBP thing.
 

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I already installed Unity, but never got around trying it out. But that game sounds more like a PSVR LBP thing.
If you've already installed it, it'll be an older version and probably still license-free.
That said, Unity is being constantly updated and the official support is generally for the newest version.

Still excited for this - would like something a little less vague for the release date though "2018".
 

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Dreams’ Creator Early Access launches this spring – here’s everything you need to know
Details on how you can help shape Media Molecule’s ambitious new game

At Mm, we love to give players a way to be a part of the games we make. With Dreams, our ambition from the start was to put all the tools needed to make games in one accessible package – and allow players to make their creative mark on the world from their living room. We want community to be able to create in a way that is fun, fast and expressive and see where they take it next.

During our beta we saw players create such an incredible range of things. Clever puzzle platformers, moody first person adventures, gorgeous interactive paintings, super charming movies and so many other amazing things. Even though it’s what we’d hoped for – we had no idea how ingenious and wonderful the results would be (and our eyes may have watered a little).

So, first off we just want to say thank you to everyone who participated in the beta and for all the wonderful creations you made. This video is just a slice of all the joy you brought to the Dreamiverse:


As you may know, our small team has been working on Dreams for a long time. Beta was a very important step for us – it confirmed our tool set is ready for community – but we still have more work to be done in other areas. Every game developer wants their game to be perfect – and we are no different. We have so many ambitions for Dreams and the beta reminded us that Dreams only truly comes to life in the hands of you all – the community.

So, we scratched our chins and tried to figure out the best way to put the game in the hands of our most enthusiastic dreamers and allow us to continue crafting and polishing it for everyone.

And… we have decided to go live and release Dreams into Early Access on PlayStation this spring OMG IT’S HAPPENING!





What is Creator Early Access?
Early Access won’t have everything that the full version of Dreams will, but you’ll get 100% of the same Dreams tools that we have used every day at MM to make our content. As well as fun, deep interactive tutorials catering for all skill sets and levels and Mm crafted arcade games ready to play and remix. If you joined us during the beta period, you’ll also have your beta creations to return to. Along the way, we’ll be adding more features, tutorials, arcade levels and assets during the Early Access period as we build towards the full slate of launch content.

Just like with LittleBigPlanet, we have always planned to evolve Dreams with the community and this is just the start. We’ll use Early Access to help us prioritise all the awesome stuff we’re already working on and get feedback as player needs develop and evolve. With refinements, bug fixes and brand new features on the way- we are kicking off the live service side of Dreams so community can get the first look at how we continue to support the game.

And of course there is no NDA, so you can stream, entertain, teach, collaborate and share to your heart’s content.

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Who is Early Access for?
Early Access is for creators who want to be part of the Dreams experience from the beginning. People who will create, play others creations, get involved in the social features of Dreams and give us feedback. If you are a creator – this is definitely for you – the Dreamiverse needs curators, tastemakers, testers – it’s a great time to carve out your niche.

The most important thing is to know that the Dreamiverse is going to forming around you, so if that excites you, sign up. If you participated in the beta and felt like Dreams wasn’t fully featured enough for you yet, or you wanted more Media Molecule game content, then Early Access might not be for you. We’re working on all those things during this period so that you have everything you need on your first day in the Dreamiverse.





This Dreams Early Access is a strictly Limited Release to ensure that we have a chance to listen to all of you, so be sure to snag your copy as soon as you can!

When released, Dreams Early Access will be available digitally through the PlayStation Store and priced at €29.99. Early Access will be available in UK, USA, Australia, Austria, Benelux, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Spain.

We are very excited about going live this spring and look forward to updating you on all the magic happening in Mm Towers.

If you want to be the first to get notified on the Early Access live date, sign up here for updates.

Thank you in advance to everyone who will be coming on this journey with us.

It’s happening people! Start Dreaming this spring!

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Sadly I missed out on the beta but in on the early access. The entrance fee covers you for the full game on launch. Well excited!
 

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Dreams Early Access starts on 16th April
Media Molecule on the 15 things you need to know about next month's launch

Hello, CoMmunity! There’s one big piece of information we need to share with you about Early Access and of course, that’s when it’s happening!

So, without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce:

Dreams Early Access Starts on 16th April 2019!


We can’t wait to welcome you in to get creating and be able to have a game jam with all of you! We’ve been working on Dreams for a long time now and the core of Dreams – the creation bit – is ready. 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 accessible from their couch.

The future for Dreams is exciting – so we hope that Early Access gives us the feedback we need to make Dreams an amazing space for creators and players alike for years to come. We know you may still have questions…we’ve highlighted some key points below to help you navigate Early Access and beyond!

  1. What is included in Early Access?
    Early Access is exactly that. Early entry into Dreams, designed for creators to get hands on with the tools. It won’t feature everything that the full release will have (our story mode being a big piece of that) but you’ll get our full tool set for creating, our interactive tutorials and arcade games, templates and additional content created by Media Molecule and access to what you, the CoMmunity, made during our Dreams Creator Beta. You’ll also be getting the first hands-on with new features and content as we add them.

  2. When is Dreams Early Access launching?
    Dreams Early Access will be launching April 16th!

  3. How much will Dreams Early Access cost?
    Dreams Early Access will cost £24.99/€29.99/$29.99/CAD$39.99.

  4. What is the age rating for Dreams Creator Early Access?
    Dreams Creator Early Access is PEGI 12

  5. Which territories will Dreams Early Access be available for?
    Initially, Dreams Early Access will be available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and all European territories.

  6. What languages will be supported by Dreams Early Access?
    At launch, Dreams Early Access will be in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. We plan to implement more languages, such as Japanese, as Early Access progresses.

  7. How do I participate in Dreams Early Access?
    That’s an easy one! You’ll be able to purchase Dreams Early Access from the PlayStation Store from 16th April 2019.

  8. Can I pre-order Early Access?
    No, but you can sign up for updates here.

  9. If I buy Dreams Early Access, does that mean I get access to the full version of the game when it’s released, without paying any extra/twice?
    Early Access is intended for Creators who will participate and contribute to Dreams Early Access, and in return, will have the full version of Dreams upon release.

  10. ….and when would that be? ;)
    Ooo, cheeky! We don’t have a release date for the full version of Dreams to share right now. But when we do, you’ll know about it! And then we’ll keep telling you. And then probably tell you another 5,672 times.

  11. Will my Early Access / Beta creations carry over to the full game?
    Yes. Early Access is the launch of the creation tools of Dreams and this will then roll into the full version of the game.

  12. Will Early Access include VR?
    Dreams VR is not included in the initial Early Access offering. It’s still planned for Dreams and we’re super excited for it. We’ll be sure to share more details about it as soon as we’re ready.

  13. Is there any NDA for Early Access?
    No! You can stream, share and create to your hearts content.

  14. How can I stay up to date on everything Dreams?
    We’ll update you on all things Dreams as and when new things happen! We’ll detail new features through blogs, streams and on our social channels, as well as on our feedback forums on indreams.me.

  15. Is there a cap to Early Access? Is there a chance I won’t get in?
    Dreams Early Access is limited yes, but it’s a big limit. That being said, to avoid disappointment, we do recommend you purchase as soon as you can to enjoy all of the creator tools available.

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I'm all signed up for this.
Can't wait.
 

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Quick reminder for anybody interested - this is next Tuesday.

I'm not sure how limited limited will be but I'd suggest grabbed on the Tuesday to be sure to be sure.
 

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So, what are you planning to create?
 

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So, what are you planning to create?
Assuming the tools are up to it, which I'm sure they are, then I'll be looking to create some of the VR Experiences - mostly for exhibitions and the like. Admittedly, it'll be a pain leaving a PS4 and PSVR setup in a space but most of recent forays have been performance-based, so for one night only so I'm thinking something short but completely immersive.

Might also create a few art-based more traditional game format things as the good lady has expressed an interest recently - be interesting to mix the two up. Traditional platformers or shooters but with more varied assets, we'll see.

I'll have a play around on early access, pre-VR enabled to get a feel for it - find out if I can import images (LBP allowed stickers in this respect) and figure out the building tools.

If it doesn't look like a goer, then I'll just have to bite the bullet and dive into Unreal Engine. Had enough of Unity's gankiness and not keen on their new licensing model. The latter was always going to come eventually however they've also started being a lot less co-operative with external support. which never bodes well.
 

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Creator Early Access LIVE NOW - go go go!
 

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I know I shouldn't reply on own posts, but I thought this was important enough to warrant it's own post:

It is only €29,99 / £24,99 ! :o

I thought it would be full game price, but for this price I really couldn't resist.
 

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I know I shouldn't reply on own posts, but I thought this was important enough to warrant it's own post:

It is only €29,99 / £24,99 ! :o

I thought it would be full game price, but for this price I really couldn't resist.
It's a no brainer really - you'll get full access to the full thing when it comes out.

Check out DisarmedX's stuff - his level design (CURIOUSITY & VISCERAL are two) is dope and have been featured on the Dreams streams and I also like his tunes, I reckon he hails from the old school demo scene.




 

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Yeah, I saw Curiosity as it was one of the Jam winners, didn't discover Visceral yet.
But there's some awesome stuff in there already, some people are really artistic!

I was also surprised at the variety of things that were created in Dreams, didn't think it would be that diverse.
For those wondering, what I have seen so far (and there's more which I have yet to see):
  • sidescrolling flight shooter (like Uridium of days past)
  • space fighting (3rd person / cockpit view)
  • first person shooter
  • puzzle game
  • beautiful (and some interactive) sceneries
  • platform games
  • remake of the P.T. demo
  • driving demo
  • guitarhero-like game
The only downside I've noticed so far is that the controls in most Dreams seem a little off, and I'm not too keen on the motion controlled cursor but that might just be something I need to get used to.

So far, I only have been able to do the first view tutorials myself, but I like the way they are implemented with the picture-in-picture video player.

Looking forward to both learning more, and discovering what others can do with this, especially later when VR editing is implemented.

So, I can fully agree:
It's a no brainer really
 

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The only downside I've noticed so far is that the controls in most Dreams seem a little off, and I'm not too keen on the motion controlled cursor but that might just be something I need to get used to.
Agreed. The Move controllers work a lot better for creation purposes though don't appear to be supported in the Audio section and aren't the easiest for Play mode.
 
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