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Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Media Molecule communications manager Abbie Heppe announced “the first annual awards for Dreams” are set to take place on January 26. The studio is asking the community to nominate creators in various categories ahead of the event, which will include “a stream full of fun and surprises”.
“Now, you may ask — does this mean Early Access is nearing an end? Yes, yes it does,” Heppe wrote.
Dream Early Access ($29.99 / £24.99) will no longer be purchasable from December 7 at 3.59pm PT / 6.59pm ET / 11.59pm UK. Anyone who’s already bought it will still be able to play after this time and will be upgraded to the full version of the game at launch at no extra cost.
“At the studio, we’ve been collecting all the feedback, fixing the bugs and working to make the full version of Dreams the best experience for everyone — those who want to play, those who want to create and those who aspire to learn,” Heppe said.
“Some of that work includes adding a non-motion control scheme for the game, helping new players learn to create, more tutorials and how-to content for players of all skill levels, improving existing features like Community Jams, the Homespace and Imp Quests and adding more content, including our first piece of Mm story-telling in Dreams, Art’s Dream. We hope you’re going to love all of it and our Early Access players deserve a huge mega-thanks for joining us on this journey.
“There is still a tiny bit of time to join the fun in Early Access before it closes but if you prefer to wait for launch we’ll be just as excited to welcome you into the Dreamiverse then.”
Media Molecule revealed earlier this year that it’s exploring how users could potentially monetise or be otherwise rewarded for content they create in Dreams.