It looks like Disney has an all-new and ambitious looking game ahead for fans this year. The company just revealed Dreamlight Valley: a free-to-play life-sim adventure that will invite players to explore a new digital world featuring a number of popular Disney characters and universes. The game is slated to come to PC and consoles in 2023 and will enter early access this coming summer.
Disney announced the new Dreamlight Valley via its new website on April 27, 2022. According to the website, Dreamlight Valley is a free-to-play game being developed by Gameloft and coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC via the Microsoft Store, Steam, Mac App Store, and Epic Games Store. While the full version should be ready to launch in 2023, the game will come to early access. Players will be able to enjoy the early access release if they have Xbox Game Pass or purchase a Dreamlight Valley Founder’s Pack, which will also include bonus rewards once the game fully launches.
The Dreamlight Valley website also goes into further details on what exactly is going on with Disney’s new game:
It looks like a major move by Disney, who has been mostly out of getting directly involved in games for the most part, especially since the shutdown of Disney Infinity. It remains to be seen if Dreamlight Valley properly captures the magic of Disney in an enjoyable way, but stay tuned as we continue to watch for further updates on the game, including an early access release date.