After three years of dream-making, Media Molecule has heralded the beginning of the end for Dreams. The game will receive some final updates over the next few months, but then it will stop until the fall.
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Via its website, the developer explains that further support for the game will stop in September. As of September 1st, there will be no more updates or events in Dreams. Media Molecule points out that you can continue to play.
– You will still be able to play, create and share Dreams with each other after September, but we will not release any more updates to the game or events such as DreamsCon, All Hallows’ Dreams or the Impy Awards.
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As part of the downsizing, Dreams will be moved to new servers sometime in May. This entails certain changes to the experience, including restrictions on how many games can be made. Online you will have 5GB of space, while locally the limit will be 1GB. Existing creations do not count against the limit, so this only applies to new works.
We liked the possibilities that Dreams represented when the game came out in 2020. The building tool was described as “phenomenal” by our reviewer, although at the time Andreas Bjørnbekk missed more content for those who preferred to play rather than create.
With the demise of Dreams, other projects are also ready to take over. Epic recently launched a new tool that allows you to build gaming experiences inside Fortnite. Former Grand Theft Auto producer Leslie Benzies is also tinkering with his own game building engine called Everywhere, along with his studio Build a Rocket Boy.
As far as Media Molecule is concerned, the studio has started working on a new project. What it will be is not clear, but the developer points out that it has nothing to do with Dreams.
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