Media Molecule has pushed back the open beta of its upcoming PS4 exclusive Dreams to 2017, the studio has today announced.
Studio director Siobhan Reddy issued a statement earlier today apologising for the delay, as well as providing an update on the game’s progress:
“It’s getting close to the end of 2016 and it’s time to let you all know that the beta trial for Dreams won’t be starting this year. We are sorry for being a bit quiet of late and for disappointing people not being at PSX, but sometimes you have to just shut the doors, take the phone off the hook and hunker down and that’s exactly what we have been doing!”
Reddy stated that the “enormity” of the game has taken the team by surprise, but that they are “well on the way” to getting it ready for release – with a rough cut of the full feature set being produced, as well as “good progress” being made on the campaign. She added that Media Molecule didn’t want players “to have to squint through a haze of bugs or unfinished features”, and the beta has been therefore pushed back by several months.
Dreams is sandbox game that puts an emphasis ‘play, create and share’, and, like LittleBigPlanet, allows players to create and share their own user-generated content.