dreams, the first big exclusive for PS4 of Media Molecule, developer of PlayStation of long date, is finally almost arrived. But if you think that its extended development cycle is almost over, think again.
The PlayStation blog has the news today: from the spring, players will be able to buy the latest title "Play, create, share" from the makers of Little big planet $ 29.99 ($ 39.99 CAN in Canada, $ 29.99 in Europe). But there is a disadvantage: this version of the game will be awarded the label "advance access", a rarity on the PlayStation Store.
"If you participated in the [closed] beta and felt like dreams If you did not have enough features for you yet, or if you wanted more game content in Media Molecule, early access might not be right for you, "Media Molecule director Siobhan Reddy wrote Wednesday. to dive into the game, even without "campaign" mode or user interface and finalized tutorials.
In addition, Sony has added an asterisk unclear to launch: this title early access will have a "limited" availability. Since it will only be available through digital download on the PlayStation Store, this raises some questions. Will Media Molecule sell only a certain number of licenses before closing the list? Will the Advance Access version only be available for purchase for a period of time? And will the first buyers have to pay? more money once the game launched to access updates as a new campaign mode? Media Molecule has not clarified any of these points.
Without a clearer indicator of what the developer means, Antsy fans might want to sign up for the Media Molecule newsletter, which promises to have the first update on this topic. (Access to the latest closed beta version of the game was previously associated with a newsletter subscription requirement, so the dev seems serious about this.)
The official Sony connection with early access is only another clear example: The children of tomorrow. This free Q-Games Craft and Survivor game (founded by Dylan "Star Fox" Cuthbert) has never really left its "pre-launch" period. Wanting fans could pay $ 30 to play the game early in exchange for some elements of the game, but they became irrelevant when the game's servers were shut down about a year later.
Otherwise, the PlayStation Store does not have an official "Early Access" category, unlike the small but official "previewed" selection of the Xbox One game download store (and even larger on the gaming platform for PC Steam). In the case of dreamsat least, his last closed beta has made it clear that the game's storyline is already ready for 2D and 3D adventures by fans. We have already seen wild elements of the fanbase of this beta, including a total recreation of the horror experience notoriously removed from Konami. P.T., integrated below.
Again, Tomorrow the children is a good reminder that Media Molecule could change course and ultimately leave its first buyers up and dry – especially for a new game that seems to rely on server connections to access community content.