Disneys Dreamlight Valley is lastly getting on-line multiplayer as a part of its massive December replace. We additionally realized about future free updates that may add extra characters and realms in addition to extra particulars on the sport’s first paid enlargement launching in December, too.
Dreamlight Valley is simply over a 12 months previous after being launched in paid early entry final September. And to rejoice that milestone, on November 1 Gameloft posted the first digital showcase devoted to the comfy recreation and its future, revealing new particulars about what’s coming quickly, and later down the highway to Disney’s Animal Crossing-like life sim.
Right here’s every little thing introduced throughout the almost 25-minute showcase.
On-line multiplayer and Jack Skellington coming subsequent month
Whereas Gameloft announced and showed a lot during the showcase, by far the most important information was the affirmation that after months of teasing, Dreamlight Valley is getting on-line co-op on December 5 as a part of the sport’s massive, free winter replace.
Valleyverse, what Gameloft is asking the multiplayer mode, will let as much as three gamers meet up and hang around collectively in your valley. You’ll additionally be capable to go to different valleys and trade gadgets with people. One other advantage of testing different gamers’ valleys is the flexibility to see what gadgets are on the market that day of their model of Scrooge McDuck’s retailer.
Gameloft is promising that that is simply the beginning and that it plans to proceed to replace and develop on-line multiplayer sooner or later, including new options and choices.
And Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas will be part of Dreamlight Valley on December 5 alongside a brand new winter-themed Star Path (aka battle go) that may function snowy outfits based mostly on well-known Disney characters.
Extra particulars on Dreamlight Valley’s first paid enlargement
As beforehand confirmed, Dreamlight Valley will depart Early Entry (and never go free-to-play) on December 5. And that’s the identical day that the sport’s first enlargement, A Rift In Time, will launch. When Gameloft first introduced this new enlargement, which can value $30, it didn’t share too many particulars. So this showcase was the primary actual in-depth have a look at what gamers would get for that worth.
A Rift In Time will inform a brand new story that includes Jafar from Aladdin as the principle villain. This new narrative will probably be unfold throughout three acts. The primary act begins in December whereas the opposite two components of the story will launch someday in 2024. Gameloft says the primary act will introduce gamers to new characters EVE from Wall-E, Gaston from Magnificence and the Beast, and Rapunzel from Tangled. Gameloft says two extra new characters will arrive within the later acts in 2024.
The brand new enlargement is ready in Eternity Isle, a brand new world that includes three distinct biomes: Historical’s Touchdown, Glittering Dunes, and the Wild Tangle. Every biome will function new vegetation and animals to tame in addition to new cooking elements, resembling fantasy figs and cinnamon. These will assist gamers craft new recipes.
Gameloft defined the brand new world is about the identical measurement as the unique valley present in the principle recreation. The studio additionally confirmed that this new space may have its personal, separate object depend, letting gamers enhance freely with out worry of working out of area.
One other function included on this new area are Historical Machines which can let gamers automate sure actions, like watering planets and cooking meals. All of this in addition to the brand new characters will probably be out there to enlargement homeowners in the principle recreation’s valley, too.
Gameloft’s plans for Dreamlight Valley in 2024
Past the massive December replace and the brand new enlargement, Gameloft shared a roadmap for its free updates coming subsequent 12 months. First up, Sulley and Mike from Monsters Inc. will probably be exhibiting up within the recreation early within the 12 months. A brand new Monsters Inc.-themed realm can be being added.
After that, Gameloft teased a brand new “Vibrant Villager” coming in spring 2024. Primarily based on the picture used within the roadmap it appears to be Daisy Duck. Later in spring, a brand new Realm probably themed round Mulan will probably be added to the sport. And eventually, in summer time Gameloft will add Tiana from The Princess and the Frog in addition to New Orleans-inspired recipes.
Gameloft says all of those updates will embrace new Star Paths, further options, and enhancements, too. It looks like the corporate is absolutely attempting to persuade people that simply because it’s releasing a paid enlargement doesn’t imply it’s carried out doing free content material updates in 2024.
Dreamlight Valley is coming to Apple Arcade
However wait, there’s extra! As a part of the showcase, we obtained our first have a look at a brand new model of Dreamlight Valley coming to Apple gadgets on December 5. This model of the sport may have crossplay help with the Xbox, Swap, and PC variations. Nonetheless, Gameloft confirmed it received’t help cross-save. So that you received’t be capable to make progress in your village whereas on the go in case you are taking part in on a console or PC. It is a little bit of a disgrace, because the console and PC variations do help cross-save.
As a result of Apple Arcade doesn’t enable paid microtransactions or in-app purchases, the entire enlargement content material will probably be included on this model. It received’t embrace a premium store or paid Star Paths.
Oh and likewise, whereas we’re piling on bulletins, Gameloft revealed that beginning in the present day you may take heed to the Dreamlight Valley soundtrack on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music Limitless, and Pandora.
Okay, that’s it. That’s every little thing introduced. It’s rather a lot and it looks like it could possibly be sufficient to assist win again some gamers who felt burned by Gameloft going again on its guarantees to make the sport free-to-play. For now, we’ll have to attend and see if on-line multiplayer, new biomes, and extra Disney characters will probably be sufficient to carry again gamers who stopped taking part in during the last 12 months.