Disney’s push into the hugely popular life simulation genre has now released in early access. Disney Dreamlight Valley allows players to build the Disney/Pixar town of their dreams, complete with iconic Disney character neighbours. The game is both developed and published by Gameloft in collaboration with Disney and Pixar, using Disney’s vast IP library.

Players get to create and customize their character, equipping them with all they need to go on an exploration of the titular Dreamlight Valley. The valley is a dream world in which many Disney characters have awoken and forgotten their former selves. The goal is to befriend these characters and complete their story arcs, restoring a ruined village while doing so.

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The player is invited to be part of the Dreamlight Valley world.

The game also features a season-based quest system. The first season is the Pixar Fest Star Path Season, which rewards tokens that can be spent on Pixar-themed items, including furniture, outfits and more.

Early feedback on the game from Steam reviews praise the stylish visuals and Disney theming, but consider the game’s quests to be basic. Gameloft has its roots in mobile gaming, even calling itself “#1 Mobile Game Developer” via their website, so it’s unsurprising that a more simplistic approach to mission structure may have been taken here.

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Customization is a key component of the gameplay.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is available now on pretty much every gaming system, including PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series S/X and Xbox One. The game will be free to play at launch, but requires a purchasable Founder’s Pack to join the early access. Xbox Game Pass subscribers however get free entry into the early access.

Will you be trying out Disney Dreamlight Valley? Is there any other characters you’d like to see in the game? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news.

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