disney Dreamlight ValleyThe next free major update is scheduled for February, bringing two new beloved Disney characters to the game: encantomirabelle and frozenOlaf is Developer Gameloft on Wednesday shared an early 2023 roadmap for the game over the next few months.
After releasing nearly seven months ago, the game is still in Early Access. Gameloft said that before its next update, Disney Dreamlight Valley It continues to grow to its highest active player base ever.
Beyond Mirabell and Olaf in the February update – which also expands the main story and explores the Frosted Heights biome – Gameloft adds a new area king lion Planned for April. Simba will join Scar in Dreamlight Valley, bringing another giant mammal into play – though it certainly won’t be seeing Remy for dinner. After April, another update is scheduled for a summer debut, but Gameloft said it was not ready to share details; All we know is that the main story will continue again, and players will eventually learn who is living in the game’s mysterious pumpkin.
“It will be a big step forward with the main story, everything coming together to forget what’s behind it,” Disney Dreamlight Valley Chief producer Mane Cassette told.
Somewhere in 2023, Disney Dreamlight Valley will continue to expand with more characters (like Belle!), areas, clothing, and decorations, but will also add a highly anticipated feature: multiplayer. However, details on what multiplayer means for the game are slim. Gameloft will continue its Battle Pass-like Star Path, which rewards players for sticking with the game. These have been themed ever since, and 2023 is no different — Star Paths in February and April will be themed around Disney’s 100th anniversary and Disney theme parks, respectively.
main story of Disney Dreamlight Valley There is original content, and the developer can create its own world, something that isn’t explicitly tied to any one franchise. Cassette said, “We get to tell our own stories where we show this metaphor of growing up and finding our inner child.” ,[The world itself] The best way to do that is to tell your stories.” He added that during Act 1 of the game, players will understand what is happening in the valley.
Each character expands a bit on that main story, weaving in their own. Castet said, Olaf will be a big part of the main story. He said that Olaf’s quest is one of the best he has ever designed. Cassette didn’t go into detail on those discoveries, but stressed that Gameloft is looking at players’ feedback to fine-tune its new stories. Cassette pointed to an example king liontrail, which leads the player to the underground mine, the first hidden area in the valley. “This is the stuff we want to continue with in the next update, exploring new areas of the Valley and not just keeping the existing area as a playground.”
Mirabel, from encanto, is more of an “onboarding” character, he said. Cassette said, “You don’t need to play many hours to meet Mirabelle and have fun with her.” “She’s going to bring her own version of the casita to the game” – “mini casita,” as Cassette put it.
February also brings new Star Paths to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary — some of the “most beautiful” properties created by the property team, following the artistic direction of the entire Disney 100 celebration, said Castet. There is also a new pet, new furniture, and new items that are directly related to the event.
Joining Simba is the April Update king lionmark of Scar entered the game without his scope, so Simba’s king lion Realm precedes the franchise. Cassette said that there are many references to the film, but Realm will also have its own story. There’s something different about the environment these large animals give Disney Dreamlight Valley, This was immediately felt with Scar, and Cassette said it was the same with Simba.
This is also the update that adds the Disney theme park Star Path — “we can already imagine how cool it could be to customize your canyon so it looks a little bit like a park,” Cassett said. Told. You can’t completely turn your canyon into a Disney theme park, but you can decorate it with items from the parks.
quality of life update
Disney Dreamlight Valley is an Early Access game – and a very sophisticated one at that – but that doesn’t mean the game doesn’t have problems. It had some major bugs when it launched, and has been slowly improved since then; It is in a much better position than 2023.
Since launch, Gameloft has observed players of the game prioritize content updates and feature fixes. “For every update, about 50% of the updates are community-driven,” Kassett said. “There are some big requests from the community that have been highlighted, and that is a priority for us.” The February update is a great example of that: quality-of-life changes are coming, like a better storage system, Cassette said.
Anyone who’s played the game knows how badly the storage system needs to be revamped. You store things in chests in your house, and the systems are clunky. Items don’t automatically stack, and you have to run from chest to chest to use what each one has. If you’re like me, you don’t know what’s in each chest, and finding what you need is a frustrating exercise. Not to mention the massive fleet of chests that line the perimeter of my house – they’re all the same!
To address these issues, Gameloft is adding a variety of chests so there are more options, as well as auto-sorting and auto-selection tools for better and easier organization. The cassette said that Gameloft would also add a panel so you can see what’s in a chest before opening it. Another quality-of-life change outlined in The Valley is more customization, particularly with the exterior of players’ homes.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is free to play in Early Access on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.