Disney Dreamlight Valley will no longer be released as a free-to-play title

by Danny Craig  · 
Disney Dreamlight Valley will no longer be released as a free-to-play title

Disney Dreamlight Valley will not be a free-to-play game when it exits early access in December, instead opting for a variety of paid editions.

The details:

  • Gameloft has confirmed that when Dreamlight Valley exits early access on December 5, the base version will cost $39.99, reversing the studio's previous plan to make the game free for all players. "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," the studio said in a statement.

  • The game went into paid early access in September 2022 for PC, Xbox One and Series X/S, PS4 and 5, and Mac, with its official X account confirming that the full version would be free to play. Gameloft explained that making the game a paid release will allow the studio to "continue delivering on a premium game experience for all players," and that content updates will remain free as promised.

  • The $39.99 base digital version will include 8,000 moonstones, the game's premium currency, while the $69.99 "Gold Edition" will include 15,000 moonstones and access to the A Rift in Time expansion pass, which can be purchased separately for $29.99. A physical "Cozy Edition" with 14,500 moonstones, multiple in-game skins, and a poster and sticker sheet is also available for $49.99.

  • So far, Dreamlight Valley has been a success, with fans praising the game's life simulation and adventure elements, drawing comparisons to Nintendo's Animal Crossing series. Players can interact with iconic Disney characters, explore themed worlds, craft, cook, fish, and decorate their own homes.

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