Long in-development PlayStation 4 exclusive Dreams is set to launch on Feb. 14, 2020.
The eagle-eyed among you will note this is a week shy of the original release date for The Last of Us Part II, suggesting Sony slotted in Dreams to compensate for Naughty Dog’s well-publicized delay to late May.
The news comes courtesy of a Tweet from UK purveyor of tech and electronic goods, ShopTo.net, published earlier today, and since deleted. The announcement included a link to purchase Dreams with a seemingly genuine listing packed with a description and screenshots. Interested parties can pre-order dreams by parting with slightly north of £30 (approximately $40).
While we can’t confirm it’s 100% correct, it has the hallmarks of a retailer jumping the gun pending an announcement.
The box art isn’t the finest example of a PlayStation cover, which leads us to believe its a placeholder. It feels pieced together and uninspired. But, we’ve seen worse finalized art, so we’ll reserve judgment on that one.
Neither publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment nor developer Media Molecule has publicly confirmed the Dreams release date as of writing. We’ll provide an update when they do.
Dreams has been in development for the better part of seven years and suffered successive delays starting with an initially scheduled launch in 2018, then 2019, and now 2020. While the game won’t release in earnest until February, Dreams has been in limited early access since April this year , so we have a reasonably comprehensive understanding of what to expect.
Part creative sandbox, part treasure trove of mini-games, Dreams endows players will the tools to ‘play, create and share’ user-generated content, which ranges from games, music, assets, artwork, game mechanics, and pretty any other piece of the game-making puzzle. It’s near-limitless possibility at the player’s fingertips to construct games.
Dreams has already coughed up a slew of remarkable gems such as this sci-fi space shooter.