Dreams has been rated in Australia, which might mean it’s about to finally leave early access.
Dreams released into early access on the PlayStation 4 back in April, and since then it's been making waves. Dreams won the most original game award and best PS4 game at this year's Gamescom thanks in no small part to the game's robust creation system that lets players create their own games within Dreams.
Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, and Rogue Squadron all have versions you can try out in Dreams thanks to its creation system. Although the game itself has its own story to tell, the ones that other people tell (or retell, in the case of these games) is far more interesting for fans.
But the big question for Dreams has always been when it will release. So far, there hasn’t been any word from Media Molecule or Sony about when people will be able to download Dreams. The game released to a closed beta back in 2018 and is now available in Early Access, but many players are still waiting for an official release to signal when all the bugs have been ironed out.
That day may be sooner than we expect if the Australia Review Board is anything to go by. The board has just reviewed Dreams and given it a PG+ rating as of November 20th.
Australia often serves as the canary in the coal mine when it comes to game releases. Ratings on the Australia Review Board have preceded games like No Man’s Sky: Beyond and Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PC. Those came out mere weeks after getting a rating in Australia, and so we could see Dreams arrive on the PlayStation Store before year’s end. Christmas is just around the corner, and an award-winning sandbox game would be a great way to stuff someone’s stocking.
We still don’t have an official release date from Sony, but patience is a virtue. Stay tuned for updates.