There are plenty of upcoming videogames PlayStation 4 owners are keen to get their hands on, and likely near the top of that list is Media Molecules’ Dreams, open-ended sandbox experience where you can make anything. Officially announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015, it now looks like the studio is making the title compatible with PlayStation VR as well.
Spotted by a keen eyed Redditor in the latest EDGE magazine, Media Molecule has said: “Create mode will be fully compatible with VR (not at launch, we’re told, but at some point in the future) and other people’s virtual-reality dreams will be playable.”
Dreams has garnered significant interest from players and media alike due to its beautiful visual style and the fact that players will be able to create and share their own ‘Dreams’. The studio, famous for the LittleBigPlanet franchise, has said the title will allow anyone to build their own interactive adventures and platformers, shoot ‘em ups, puzzlers and more. And if you happen to be creatively stuck there will also be a story mode with three ‘tales’ to play through.
While the story mode doesn’t seem to be VR compatible, the main creation mode is – whether the co-op multiplayer portion of the mode is VR compatible is unknown. As the quote states, VR won’t be available at launch, currently though Media Molecule hasn’t given a date for Dreams’ main launch anyway, just that it should be sometime in 2018.
Compatible with both DualShock 4 controllers and PlayStation Move, players can create their own ‘Dream’ from scratch or modify and expand upon someone else’s using a set of custom and pre-built objects. They control an imp like character – much like a mouse cursor – which can then manipulate objects by grabbing and pulling them.
Having the VR aspect in place will make the whole creation side that much more immersive, giving PlayStation VR access to a videogame that won’t be out of place with the Google Tilt Brush and Oculus Quill’s of the VR world. As further details emerge about Dream’s and Media Molecule’s VR plans, VRFocus will let you know.