Yesterday VRFocus reported on Dreams developer Media Molecule stating that its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive could be the ‘defining’ title for virtual reality (VR) technology. The developer’s Alex Evans noted that the team has PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) units, but wouldn’t go as far as to confirm that the full title would be supporting the HMD. Today, however, it appears that Evans is ready to confirm that Dreams VR support, albeit in a fashion that could very well just be a joke between the developers.
Following yesterday’s VR reports, Evans took to Twitter to play a joke on studio co-founder, Dave Smith. He wrote: “Dave is really pissed off with me for all the ‘vr confirmed’ angles but hey Dave it would b [sic] cool and you’re not on Twitter so: VR CONFIRMED.” The manner in which the post is written makes it hard to take as final confirmation that Dreams will be compatible with PlayStation VR, but it’s certainly seeming like support is very possible. In a later tweet, Evans even jokingly called Smith a ‘VR-denyer [sic]’.
Adding fuel to the Dreams VR fire is the fact that SCE’s Anton Mikhailov, who worked closely on PlayStation VR’s development, is now stationed at Media Molecule himself. This certainly is a strong candidate for VR support, then.
Dreams builds on the foundations that Media Molecule made with LittleBigPlanet on PlayStation 3, allowing players to create entire worlds, characters and videogames for others to try. The experience was seen at Paris Games Week (PGW) in France this past week, where Media Molecule showcased its gameplay for the very first time. The title will be entering Beta testing in 2016, though it’s not clear if the title will also be releasing in full next year.
VRFocus will continue to follow Dreams closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.