Gameloft has announced this Disney Dreamlight Valley will no longer switch to a free-to-play model when it leaves early access on December 5.
In a new blog post Shared today (October 27), the studio has revealed its new plans ahead of the game’s global launch, saying it has made the decision to keep it a paid experience. Essentially, the game will no longer transition to free-to-play when leaving early access.
“As we look ahead to the official launch, with the lessons learned from Early Access, we have made the decision to remain a paid game for the foreseeable future,” Gameloft said.
“This means we will not be making the transition to a free-to-play game when we leave Early Access on December 5.”
Disney Dreamlight Valley‘s Early Access was released last September for PS5, Xbox Series .
‘This choice ensures that Disney Dreamlight Valley will be able to continue to provide a premium gaming experience for all players,” the developer continued. “It’s important to us that we keep our promise to continue delivering free content updates that add new characters, realms, clothing, furniture and more surprises. to your valley.
“Purchases that require moonstones remain optional, fair and consistent with the level of quality players have come to expect. Players can still collect free moonstones through Dream Snaps and chests, or optionally choose to purchase them.”
For new players, Founder’s Packs will still be available until December 4, but when the game leaves early access, players will be able to choose from three more editions with their respective Moonstones to spend in-game and exclusive items.
These include the Basic Digital Edition, the Cozy Edition – an exclusive retail edition available now for Switch, but launching globally for PlayStation and Xbox on November 10 – and the digital-only Gold Edition. More details can be found in the official blog post.
Also available on top of the base game is the Disney Dreamlight Valley: A Break in Time Expansion Pass, which will cost you an extra $29.99 (approximately £24.99). The full reveal of the expansion will take place during a special developer livestream on November 1 at 5pm BST / 1pm ET / 6pm CET.
However, as a thank you to early access players, all unique cosmetic items are included in the upcoming version Gold edition will be given for free to any player who purchases a Founder’s Pack in-game on or before December 4, regardless of level. In addition, all Founders will receive 2,500 Moonstones to celebrate.
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