The official launch of Media Molecule's Dreams is right around the corner. After a lengthy stint of early access, the PlayStation 4 exclusive is finally ready, and we can't wait. Whether you want to stretch your creative muscles with the comprehensive tool set, or just want to explore the thousands of user-made experiences, Dreams has something to offer pretty much everyone. Below, we'll run you through some common questions about the game ahead of release.
What is the release date for Dreams on PS4?
Dreams will launch worldwide on Friday 14th February, 2020. Those with the early access version will be able to upgrade to the final version three days earlier, on Tuesday 11th February.
Wait, didn't Dreams launch on PS4 already?
Sort of, but not really. Developer Media Molecule released an early access version of Dreams between April and December of 2019. This was an incomplete build of the game that focused primarily on the creation and social aspects of the title. What will release this coming February is the final, complete game.
Can you still buy the early access version of Dreams?
No, you can't. The early access period for Dreams ended in December 2019. If you didn't purchase Dreams during that time, you'll have to wait until 14th February.
If you bought Dreams in early access, do you have to buy the game again?
Nope! Anyone who already owns the early access version of Dreams will automatically have the game updated to the full retail version at no extra charge. Additionally, those with this version will gain access to the full game three days early, on 11th February.
What will the final version of Dreams add to the early access version?
A whole lot. First and foremost is Art's Dream, which is Media Molecule's two to three hour story mode. It will tell a nice narrative on its own, but the main aim of Art's Dream is to inspire players to get creating their own stuff.
By Media Molecule's estimate, the developer has made approximately 18,000 tweaks and improvements to Dreams for the final build. There will be new tutorials, a motion-free control system, more extensive language support, improved UI, new Collections of cool things to use in your creations, and so much more. For a more detailed breakdown, visit Media Molecule's website.
Are there any pre-order bonuses for Dreams on PS4?
If you pre-order Dreams digitally on PlayStation Store, you'll get a PS4 dynamic theme, a digital art book, and a digital soundtrack. Media Molecule has said these pre-order bonuses will also come with the physical edition of the game.
Is there a special edition of Dreams on PS4?
So far, we've only seen the basic version of Dreams available for pre-order. We doubt there will be any kind of special edition.
When will Dreams pre-load begin on PS4?
Assuming you've pre-ordered the game digitally via PlayStation Store, you'll be able to pre-load Dreams ahead of release on PS4. The pre-load feature automatically kicks in a few days before launch, and that is very much the case here. Pre-load will be available from 12th February.
How much does Dreams cost?
Dreams will be available for £34.99 / $39.99. If you purchased the early access version of the game, you will have saved £10 / $10 on this launch price.
Will early access and beta creations be carried over to the full version of Dreams?
Yes. Everything made in Dreams, whether in the beta or early access, will be present and correct when the full game launches in February.
What can you make in Dreams on PS4?
Almost anything. It's difficult to convey in words, but you really can use Dreams' creation tools to craft pretty much anything that springs to mind. There are already hundreds of thousands of community creations, including static works of art, original music, environments, animations, short films, music videos, mini-games, and full-on adventures to play. Just in terms of games, you could make racers, first person shooters, visual novels, platformers, shoot-em-ups, fighters, and the list goes on and on. The variety is mind-boggling, and it's only going to get even more diverse with time. With enough practice, you can make basically whatever you like.
Do you have to make things in Dreams on PS4?
No, you don't. While the suite of creation tools in Dreams is hugely impressive, and we'd encourage you to try them out, you're not required to spend any time making stuff at all. There will be more than enough to do if you don't fancy making something of your own.
What else is there to do in Dreams besides creating things?
Dreams will feature a more traditional story mode crafted by Media Molecule. This part of the game is known as Art's Dream, and will showcase the enormous potential and variety of the game's creative tools via three distinct themes. Once you've wrapped up your time with this campaign, you can head online to the Dreamiverse, where you'll find a vast collection of community-made games, music, artwork, and more. With hundreds of thousands of creations and counting, you'll have a near-bottomless well of weird and wonderful things to experience.
Do you need PlayStation Plus to use the online features in Dreams?
There doesn't seem to be official word on this, but from what we can gather, you won't need a PS Plus subscription to go online in Dreams. You didn't need to be a Plus member for the early access period, and we imagine this philosophy will carry over to the full game too. With the community aspect being so key to the game, we have to assume the online features will be open to all players. We'll update this FAQ if we learn more.
Do you have to play Dreams with PS Move motion controllers?
No. Currently, there are two distinct control methods for Dreams. One is indeed a pair of PlayStation Move wands, but it's also perfectly viable to simply use a regular DualShock 4 PS4 controller. Dreams has a comprehensive suite of tutorials for both control types.
Media Molecule is also working on another control scheme that won't require motions or gestures at all.
Will Dreams have PSVR support?
Media Molecule is working on implementing PlayStation VR support into Dreams. This won't be available at launch, but it's definitely something that will arrive later down the line.
Is there a Platinum Trophy in Dreams?
There will of course be Trophies to earn in Dreams, and yes, one of those is a Platinum. Media Molecule hasn't said much about the game's Trophies, but it has at least confirmed the existence of a Plat.
Will early access players retroactively earn Trophies in Dreams?
Kind of. Here's the official word on how this will work:
"A quick note on trophies - if you’ve met the criteria for a trophy in Early Access it will pop the next time you hit a related milestone. For example, if there is a trophy for hitting level 30 and you’re level 87, the trophy should pop when you hit level 88!"
Is Dreams coming to PC in the future?
There has been some chatter about this, but the fact of the matter is Media Molecule is a Sony-owned studio, making a port to other platforms unlikely. Of course, we've been hearing reports that Horizon Zero Dawn will be coming to PC, so a Dreams port isn't out of the question. For now, Dreams is only slated for release on PS4. Whether Sony makes an exception for Dreams, we will have to wait and see.
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Dreams is largely played online in one form or another, but at time of writing none of its content or functionality is locked behind a PS Plus Membership. Those who do and don't own PS Plus will have the same experience, a rarity concerning online PS4 games.Is Dreams PS4 OK for kids? ›
Dreams is rated PEGI 12, because "it features realistic violence of a minor nature towards human characters and use of offensive language".Can you play Dreams PS4 without a VR headset? ›
PlayStation VR and PlayStation Camera are required to experience VR functionality. VR games may cause some players to experience motion sickness. To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software.Can you make movies in Dreams PS4? ›
Dreams allows players to create anything from games to gadgets, music to movies, puzzles to paintings and everything in-between and beyond – all from their own sofa. So, sure.Can I play Dreams offline? ›
Although you can enjoy DreamShaping in offline mode, to enjoy the full functionality of Dreams, including DreamSurfing all the playable content, internet and PlayStation Network accounts are required.Can you make anything in dreams PS4? ›
Bring your ideas to life with innovative, easy-to-use tools, then share them with a global community. Whether you want to create games, music, paintings, animation, sculpture, movies or anything in-between, Dreams is an extraordinary digital playground where anything is possible.What age is PS4 for? ›
Controls & Settings guide
Although you must be 18 to use the PS Network, you can create a sub-account for your child that is linked to your account and have full control over the restrictions placed on this sub-account restricting how they interact on the platform.
VR headsets are unsafe for kids. Sony recommends users to be aged 12 and above for its headset PlayStation VR. Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR come with age recommendation of 13+.Is Dream appropriate for 9 year olds? ›
Scream is Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout and some sexual references which means it may not suitable for kids under 17.Is Dream VR possible? ›
VR cannot ever achieve the levels of visual acuity that are seen in lucid dreams. The reason is because the visuals in dreams are created by the visual cortex (in the brain), not any of the structures in the eyes.
Standalone VR gear
You can use a standalone VR headset without PC or smartphone. Put the wireless headset on your head and start a VR game. This makes a standalone VR headset like the Meta Quest also very suitable for on the go.
The story mode in Dreams is Art's Dream. Art's Dream acts as something to showcase all the different genres you can easily create for yourself in the game, tied behind a somewhat dark narrative.How can I customize my Dreams? ›
To control your dreams, keep a notebook next to your bed and write down what you want to dream about every night before bed. Then, read through your dream several times before going to sleep. When you close your eyes, play the dream over and over in your head. Then, when you fall asleep, you should dream about it!Is Dream a good game? ›
While never providing much of a challenge, Art's Dream does a fantastic job of blending solid combat and puzzles with a compelling plot. Most impressive, though, are its distinct and varied audio-visual stylings, which act as a great way to showcase just what is possible with Dreams' creation tools.Can you multiplayer Dream? ›
Mutual dreaming is the concept that two or more people can actually share a dreamscape or environment. This is different from regular dreaming because mutual dreaming requires that all individuals are collectively on the same page about experiencing a dream environment.How many players can play Dreams? ›
Dreams Central can be played single player or multiplayer. Most minigames will support 1-4 players.Can you make money from Dreams? ›
Dreams Users Can Now Apply to Use Their Creations in Money-Making Commercial Projects. Media Molecule's Dreams is pretty much a full-fledged game-creation engine, with one major drawback – you can't make money off the things you make with it.Is Dreams easy to use? ›
Dreams may not strictly be a game, but the tools are easy and intuitive enough to make the creation process fun for everyone, which delivers a wealth of entertaining experiences noncreators can enjoy.Can a PS4 last 15 years? ›
Of course, it depends on the quality of care, system use, but if I look at the pattern of physical issues of PS4 and how sturdy it is, the console is manufactured to last at least 7-10 years before parts need replacing.How long should an 11 year old play on a PS4? ›
For kids over the age of 6, the American Academy of Pediatrics says no more than 60 minutes on school days and 2 hours on non-school days.
1. PlayStation 4 Pro. Although the PlayStation 4 Pro is from the last generation, it's an excellent console for kids nonetheless—the Pro being the best performing model among the PS4 family.How long should a kid stay on VR? ›
Most people agree that if a parent does allow their child to use VR that there should be strict time limits on its usage, at least until we know more about the long-term effects it can have on children. Many have suggested having at least a 10-minute break for every hour of use with teenagers.Is VR OK for kids eyes? ›
VR devices are designed mostly for adult use. Not only are the headsets incorrectly sized for children, but at such a young age, children are in a critical period of visual development. Prolonged use of VR can negatively impact hand-eye coordination, balance and multi-tasking abilities.What age is VR OK? ›
The minimum age limitation for VR gaming is 7+ but most of the headset manufacturers' set the age limit according to their hardware. SONY's play station VR has restricted the age limit 12. Oculus Rift and Samsung's Gear VR rate it of 13+. Only HTC has no specific age restrictions but it also warns its use for children.Is it normal to yell at your child? ›
This can be OK, she said, as long as parents “make it clear that we are frustrated with the behavior and not the child itself.” The second rule of yelling is to consider one's audience. Toddlers are unlikely to understand the substance of the yell, and will only absorb the frustration, or fury, Gershoff explained.How do I get my 4 year old to stop screaming when angry? ›
- Help kids put it into words. ...
- Listen and respond. ...
- Create clear ground rules and stick to them. ...
- Take a break from the situation. ...
- Find a way to (safely) get the anger out. ...
- Learn to shift. ...
- Make sure kids get enough sleep. ...
- Help them label emotions.
- Look away. One of the best ways to deal with a tantrum is to stay calm and ignore the behavior. ...
- Redirect. ...
- Model verbal expression of feelings. ...
- Take a time-out. ...
- Model good coping skills. ...
- Be consistent.
Just like with any other technology, overexposure to VR can lead to increased alterations in the brain, resulting in headaches and nausea.Is sleeping in VR healthy? ›
Research shows that virtual reality, when used along with relaxation techniques, can encourage sleep and improve sleep quality. One study showed that VR helped teens with insomnia symptoms get better sleep. It also improved the sleep quality of teens without sleeping problems.How much does a VR setup cost? ›
Cost for installation: Typical cost for a one-person installation (if required) varies from $2,000 ~ $10,000 depending on location, install duration and requirements for the system scope.
Standalone virtual reality headsets are an all-in-one device that can power virtual reality on their own, with no computer or phone needed. Fast-forward 6 years, and there are many standalone VR headsets out on the market today with many new ones in the coming months.Can you wear VR without glasses? ›
If you are short sighted to the degree that you need glasses for normal day to day life, then no, you will need to wear your glasses inside your headset or else what you see in VR will be exactly as blurry as IRL would be without glasses. Speaking from personal experience and that of several friends in VR.What does dream SMP genre mean? ›
"Dream SMP" was listed as a genre in Spotify Wrapped in late 2021. The genre encompasses fan-created music about the events of the server, music made by Dream SMP members, and music used in Dream SMP streams. The artists that are part of the genre include Glass Animals, Wilbur Soot, Toby Fox, and Alec Benjamin.Can I play my own music on PS4? ›
Your PS4™ system can play music files from a USB storage device. You can listen to music in the background without interrupting games, the Internet Browser, or other applications. 1. Use your computer to create a folder called “Music” on the USB storage device.Can you export Dreams games? ›
Everything Made in Dreams Can Be Exported to Unity or 3D Printers.Do Dreams guests have access to secrets? ›
What is this? Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa is a family-friendly resort at a lower price point than the Secrets Vallarta Bay, an adults-only resort. Guests of the Secrets Vallarta Bay can use both resorts, while the Dreams Vallarta Bay guests may not use the amenities at Secrets.Is dream game single player? ›
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A lot of Dreams content is playable in VR, but only things created and labelled for VR specifically take full advantage of the headset. Content labelled as Non-VR is not playable in VR, any labelled as VR Only is only playable in VR, while content labelled as VR Compatible can be played in either.Can you create anything in dreams? ›
With Dreams, players can pretty much create anything they want. From music to levels, to movies, to pretty much anything. The game provides the player with the tools to do whatever they want. This guide will show players how they can create their own games in Dreams.How long do dreams last? ›
The length of a dream can vary; they may last for a few seconds, or approximately 20–30 minutes. People are more likely to remember the dream if they are awakened during the REM phase.
Try the MILD and WBTB methods: For the mnemonic induction of lucid dreams technique, wake up after sleeping for five hours (use an alarm if needed) and tell yourself to remember you're dreaming once you've fallen asleep. The MILD method has proven highly effective8 in some studies.Can Dreams be played with a controller? ›
Instead, players must rely on either a regular PS4 DualShock 4 controller, for which you can handle Dreams through twin-stick functionality or motion controls via the DS4's light bar, or you can use PlayStation Move controllers to get a bit more of a direct handle on things.What do I need for PS VR games? ›
Begin by connecting an HDMI cable between your television and the PSVR's Processor Unit. You'll next need a PlayStation Camera, which connects to the PlayStation 4 itself. Current PSVR bundles come with the Camera, but if you don't have it, you'll need it.What console does dream use? ›
How long will the charge last? A: It takes approximately five hours to fully charge a PlayStation Move motion controller (four hours using the charging station). Once fully charged, you can expect at a maximum 10 hours of battery life.Do you need Camera for Move controllers? ›
The Playstation Move controllers require the Playstation 4 Camera (or PS3 Eye camera on a PS3) in order to track their location, and are useless without the camera. Will it work if you have a PS4 account and say that you bought the new PS5 and you try to put the same account from your PS4 to your PS5?How many Move controllers do you need for PS4? ›
PlayStation 4Maximum of 4 PlayStation Move Controllers, 6 players with PS Camera, or 6 smart devices with the Just Dance Controller app.Does Dreams game have multiplayer? ›
Dreams Share Play Online Multiplayer Games | Indreams - Dreams™ companion website.Do you need 2 motion controllers for PS4 VR? ›
Most games utilize the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller. Many PS VR games give you an option to enhance your experience through the use of two PlayStation Move motion controllers, while there are a limited number of games that require two PlayStation Move motion controllers.Can you use oculus on PS4? ›
Officially, the Quest 2 is not compatible with either the PS4 or the PS5. With Sony confirming the release of their own PSVR 2 headset in 2022, this shouldn't really come as a surprise.
So is Dreams worth getting if you aren't interested making games? The answer is a definite yes! Even if you don't touch game creation at all, there's a ton of fun to be had thanks to the myriad of games, animations, and audio-visual experiences that will provide hours upon hours of content.