Dreams was recently nominated for the ‘Evolving Game’ category at the British Academy Games Awards 2023 and just under two weeks later the game’s developer Media Molecule has announced that support will be ending for the title after September 1st, 2023.
In a statement on the game’s official website, the developers said: “As we continue to evaluate and evolve our priorities for the studio and Dreams, we’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue live support for Dreams after 1st September, 2023 to shift our focus to an exciting new project.” This doesn’t mean that Dreams is going offline entirely as you’ll still be able to create, share and play Dreams-based games after September. Alongside this, Media Molecule also stressed that Dreams is not being pulled from the PlayStation Store on September 1st, 2023. However, the title won’t be receiving any future updates and events such as DreamsCom, All Hallows’ Dreams and the Impy Awards are set to end.
However, before September 1st, 2023 Dreams is set to receive a number of updates including Tren, an improvement to the game’s animation and a final Create mode update.
Media Molecule previously mentioned at DreamsCom that the game would be undergoing a server migration. The server migration, which is set to take place in late May, will see a 5GB limit on player creations. This change however will not affect the creations made before the server migration.
Media Molecule noted that they are currently working on a new project but are “not ready to talk about at this stage, but stay tuned for more information in the future.”
Dreams has been a special project for Media Molecule and helping this burgeoning community of game developers, tinkerers, creatives, collaborators and dreamers grow and express themselves remains one of the best things we’ve ever done.Media Molecule
This is certainly an interesting change in pace for the company and arguably a huge loss for those looking for a game with numerous gameplay possibilities. What makes it even more surprising is the decision to end support for the project given the success of similarly community-creative-focused titles like Roblox.
Dreams is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5