Publisher Gameloft has announced that Disney Dreamlight Valley will leave Early Access on December 5 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC and Mac via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store. Additionally, the publisher announced that the game will no longer be free-to-play to ensure that “Disney Dreamlight Valley will be able to continue delivering on a premium game experience for all players.” Disney Dreamlight Valley first launched in Early Access on September 6, 2022. The game will also have a Showcase planned on November 1.
Gameloft commented on the change, saying:
“As we look ahead to the official launch, with the learnings we’ve gained from Early Access, we’ve made the decision to remain a paid game for the foreseeable future. This means we will not make the transition to be a free-to-play game when we leave Early Access on December 5. This choice ensures that Disney Dreamlight Valley will be able to continue delivering on a premium game experience for all players.”
The full details:
Unveiling Our Expansion Pass in First-ever Showcase on November 1
Today, we are excited to announce the arrival of Disney Dreamlight Valley “A Rift in Time,” a paid Expansion Pass coming to Disney Dreamlight Valley on December 5.
To learn more, we invite you to join us for our first-ever showcase on November 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. CET), streamed on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live! During the stream, we will dive into the Expansion Pass, showing off this all-new adventure across Eternity Isle where you’ll meet new friends, discover new biomes, and immerse yourself in new gameplay features. In addition, key members of the Disney Dreamlight Valley team will reminisce over their favorite moments from the past year, give you a glimpse at upcoming updates, and unveil much-anticipated multiplayer features.
We can’t wait to share more next week, but ahead of the stream, there are a few other key updates we would like to share today.
Global Launch on December 5
Early Access has been incredibly valuable for the entire Disney Dreamlight Valley team. Thanks to your enthusiasm and participation over the past year, we have had the chance to build the game we aspired to, while implementing your feedback to make the Valley experience even more magical. Reflecting on the journey we’ve been on with all of you, we’re so excited to share that on December 5, Disney Dreamlight Valley will be leaving Early Access.
As we transition to launch, existing players will keep their access to the game, their Moonstones, and their save game.
An Update on Free-to-Play
As we look ahead to the official launch, with the learnings we’ve gained from Early Access, we’ve made the decision to remain a paid game for the foreseeable future. This means we will not make the transition to be a free-to-play game when we leave Early Access on December 5.
This choice ensures that Disney Dreamlight Valley will be able to continue delivering on a premium game experience for all players. It’s important to us that we maintain our promise to keep delivering free content updates that add new characters, realms, clothing, furniture, and more surprises to your Valley. Purchases requiring moonstones will remain optional, fair, and match the level of quality players have come to expect. Players will still be able to collect free Moonstones via Dream Snaps and Chests, or optionally choose to purchase them.
Launch Game Editions for New Players Coming December 5
Moving forward, Founder’s Packs will continue to be available through December 4. When we transition out of Early Access on December 5, we’ll be unveiling all-new editions. New players can choose to purchase the core game (with bonus Moonstones) on its own, or opt for the Gold Edition, which includes excusive cosmetic items, access to the “A Rift In Time” expansion, and even more bonus Moonstones. Take a look at the exact contents below:
As a thank you to our Early Access players, all unique cosmetic items included in the upcoming Gold Edition will be given free of charge to any player who purchases and claims a Founder’s Pack in-game on or before December 4, no matter the tier. Not only that, but all Founders will also receive 2,500 Moonstones to celebrate this exciting moment!
As a final note, the Disney Dreamlight Valley Cozy Edition, a special retail-exclusive edition, is now available for Nintendo Switch across North America. The Cozy Edition will be released globally for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on November 10. Find out more here.