'Dreams' Early 2020 Release Date Appears To Leak Online
It looks like we might finally have an official release date for Dreams. Media Molecule's robust PS4-exclusive creation engine has been in Early Access since spring, and players have been busy putting together all kinds of wacky and inspired works in that time.
While we haven't yet had official confirmation of when exactly the game might be leaving early access, a recent leak suggests that the "finished" version of Dreams will be released on February 14th, 2020. This is according to a since-deleted tweet from online retailer ShopTo. Could it be that perhaps an official announcement is impending, and the retailer jumped the gun a little bit?
Release dates listed by retailers often turn out to be inaccurate, of course. They also frequently turn out to be nothing more than placeholder dates in lieu of any official information... but when a tweet like this is deleted so rapidly, it usually means that something has been shared that ought not to have been shared. Unfortunately, the internet never forgets.
With that said, do take this with a pinch of salt until we get official word from either Sony or Media Molecule. It's likely that this romantic Valentine's Day release date is legit, but you should always wait for actual confirmation before getting too excited.
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Those who've already spent time with Dreams in early access have made all kinds of cool stuff. We've had recreations of classic games like Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid, bizarre fan made games, and even tributes to iconic movies. Most recently, a delightful recreation of Andy's bedroom from Toy Story started doing the rounds.
You can, in theory, build pretty much whatever you want in Dreams. Media Molecule describes it as an "extraordinary open-ended experience where you can make anything, from interactive adventures and platformers, to shoot 'em ups, puzzlers and more."
The only "catch" is that you can't publicly share any creations that happen to be based on existing IPs, so if you create a stunning new Zelda or Mario game of your own that you're particularly proud of, you'll only be able to show it to friends privately. Or else share footage of it on YouTube for the world to see.
It makes sense of course. If Media Molecule were encouraging people to make their own fan games and share them online, a company like Nintendo would release the lawyers so fast it'd make your head spin.
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