The process of making a video game is not an easy one, and many times game developers find themselves trying to make a game even better because they know they can do better. And this in turn causes a lot of delays in game development. A great example of this is Dreams by Media Molecule. This game was teased during some of the early days of the PS4, yet years have gone by and the game hasn’t been released. That will change soon though.
The game just went through a beta, and on the PlayStation Blog, the team noted that the next step is Early Access, and that’ll come in the spring:
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 and published your assets, 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.
The reason for this Early Access build isn’t just for further feedback, but as a successor to the very popular beta that happened for Dreams recently:
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).
Early Access will cost $29.99.