Disney Dreamlight Valley Will Have Us All Crafting Our Own Stories


Disney fans will be getting their own open adventure game with the announcement of Disney Dreamlight Valley

Those looking to head out there and join their favorite Disney characters again will be glad to hear about the announcement for Disney Dreamlight Valley. This is a new free-to-play title coming from Gameloft that will place players in the worlds we all know to help reclaim the memories out there in this life-simulation title. Not that I am used to living with all of these various Disney characters before now, but that might be just how we are going to transition from the 2D screen to the 3D play space we will have it all in for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC. Even if that does mean we will need to wait until 2023 to do so. Unless you are looking to join in the game on the PlayStation where there will be an Early Access before the end of 2022.

Beyond those basics, there is not much else to go on for Disney Dreamlight Valley outside of us needing to take on tasks and challenges in the various lands that will be coming out there for this title. It does look like we are going to have some of the more prominent characters and worlds to kick things off with the promise to get more and free updates post-launch, but for now, we can see Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Wall-E, Frozen, Toy Story and a few other Disney IPs in the works for it. As long as they are able to do with this one that another team was not able to do for Marvel, I can see this being something that could grab kids and adults for hours at a time. Unless making desserts and helping out toys is not going to be your thing. Not that other video games that have us do chores have not sold and been received well.

Disney Dreamlight Valley — Announcement

Discover the magic that memories hold as you embark on an enchanting journey, and explore rich stories in a village of your own design, alongside some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved characters in this new life-sim adventure game. Welcome to Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Gameloft, a leader in the creation and publishing of games, today unveiled Disney Dreamlight Valley, an upcoming free-to-play life-simulation adventure game. Fans are invited to create their personalized avatar and embark on an enchanting journey alongside some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved characters. Players can be the first to experience Disney Dreamlight Valley this summer as part of Early Access with the purchase of a Founders Pack or by being an Xbox Game Pass member ahead of the game’s launch in 2023.

Arriving in the dream world of Dreamlight Valley, players will embark on an enchanting quest to restore a once-idyllic village now desolate and full of Night Thorns after a mysterious event called The Forgetting. Uncover the mysterious secrets that led you to this new world and explore diverse realms inspired by classic Disney and Pixar worlds, while helping the iconic inhabitants of the town recover their lost memories. In this experience, players will meet and build friendships with beloved characters from Mickey & Friends to Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Moana to Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story, and more. Dive in and immerse in a multitude of unique individualized story arcs and enjoy activities with some of the village’s most memorable characters, such as whipping up a delectable Disney-themed dishes alongside Remy from Disney and Pixar's Ratatouille inside of your own village restaurant, fishing at the fishing hole with Goofy, or growing vegetables from Wall•E's garden patch.

Players will be able to design the Disney and Pixar villages of their dreams across multiple unique biomes, ranging from the snowy mountains of the Frosted Heights to the Peaceful Meadow and beyond – with a wealth of customization options for their avatars, homes, and villages. The game will feature an ever-evolving list of Disney-princess-inspired ballgowns, Mickey-adorned streetwear, Frozen-inspired antique kitchen designs, and more.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is set to launch in 2023 as a free-to-play title. This summer, players can be the first to play in an Early Access available exclusively for players who purchase a Founder’s Pack or have an Xbox Game Pass member. During the Early Access phase, players will be the first to explore Dreamlight Valley and receive exclusive rewards that they will keep once the game officially launches next year. Early Access will be released across all supported platforms including PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One consoles. PC and Mac versions will be released on Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and the Mac App Store.

Which of the Disney IPs are you hoping to see in the final build and will they go into some of the deeper cuts of them? Do you think we are going to see a clear story evolve from all of this or will it just be a basic one to feed you into the sandbox to spend more money? Will you still give it hours of your time because it is free? Let us know your thoughts on all of this down in the comments. I will be keeping an eye out for more on Disney Dreamlight Valley, so be sure to follow along on the site for all of that and everything else we may have to offer up.