Rumors on Dreams on PC: This is a vision of the future like no other. Playstation games are powerful and adaptable tools for creating art and movies as well as video games. It’s a shame that everything made in Dreams is only available on PlayStation.
Prior to the game’s release, one of Dream’s lead developers stated that the PC version of the game was in the works. As of mid-2022, we’ve still got no sign of a breakthrough on the matter. Dreams’ PC prospects are discussed, along with whether or not we should keep hoping to play it one day.
2021: Dreams devs claim they’re still working on making Dreams material available outside of the PlayStation.
An interview with Kotaku(opens in new tab) with Dreams director Siobhan Reddy took place a year after the game’s release on PlayStation 4
“It’s complicated, and we have to do it the proper way, and we have to do it in a way that works with Sony because we’re a big organization,” Reddy added. “We’ve been saying to the community for a long time, ‘We’re working on it,’ and we’re still there.”
Early in 2021. Since then, there has been no word of a PC port.
The list of anticipated Sony PC ports did not include Dreams.
When a list of games in the GeForce Now database was leaked in September 2021, it appeared to feature a number of unreleased forthcoming titles. Though the games listed by Nvidia were purported to be speculations, information on ten of them has subsequently surfaced. Of course, there’s a chance that some of these titles won’t ever be released, but the list is authentic and includes PlayStation games like Ghosts of Tsushima and Returnal.
The list does not include “dreams.” A PC version may still be in the works, although it seems more likely that a PS5 upgrade will arrive first.
In 2019, a co-founder of Media Molecule claimed that Dreams will one day be available on PC.
In an interview with GameIndustry.biz at the View Conference 2019, Kareem Attorney, Media Molecule’s co-founder and art director confirmed that a PC version of Dreams is in the works. However, we shouldn’t hold our breath waiting for it any time in the near future.
His response: “The answer to every question is yes. Dreams need to reach a lot of people first. “We want Dreams to be around for the next two decades, so we’re going to keep adding to it and improving it. Nevertheless, the PlayStation business model is geared toward games that are released, go on sale, and generate the majority of their revenue in their first week, right? There may be two or three sequels if it is a big game.
“First, we must gain a following and then expand our audience. It is, however, a goal of ours to create expanded versions of the software. There are a lot of variables at play, and we’ll just have to wait and see.”
This isn’t as precise as we’d want, but given the scope of Media Molecule’s intentions for Dreams, it makes sense. However, Dreams may someday spread to PC and beyond if it achieves its goals. Previously PS4-only titles have made the move to PC in recent years. Horizon: Zero Dawn and Death Stranding were both released on PC in 2020, and a sequel to The Last of Us is said to be in the pipeline.
Dreams already have some amazing content
For example, have a look at this fun Kaiju game. Then there’s this PlayStation 1 demake of Cyberpunk or this professional animator’s puppet show. If you’re looking for a high-quality reproduction of Receiver’s shooting mechanics that other developers may use in their own games, look no further than this one(opens in a new tab). The world is in need of more Receiver-likes.
It is unclear how Dreams might work on a PC.
On the PlayStation 4, you may use Dreams to make use of your controller as a mouse cursor (represented by your imp). The analog sticks are used to control the camera. With a mouse and keyboard, I can see a similar configuration working effectively.
But for some, the controller is just a piece of the puzzle. Many gamers like to use two Move controllers while working on the tiniest details. As a result of the Moves, you now have the ability to “reach” into the screen and sculpt.
The mouse and keyboard can’t actually be mapped to the Move control system, but it could work in virtual reality. Dreams already have PSVR compatibility in the works, so it’s probable that a PC version will support VR or AR and allow for the same fine-grained sculpting in the future.
Brom is here.
One day, I had an hour to spare, so I whipped him up. He’s a broom with eyes and teeth, modeled by the one in my kitchen. The only problem with walking is that he tends to kick up a lot of dust. His teeth are sharp, so keep your distance.