Just ten days after its release, Disney Dreamlight Valley has managed to hit one million players on the new life-sim game. The developers at Gameloft confirmed the news via Twitter, saying that “this is just the beginning”. As the game is intended to be a free-to-play title with its full release, reaching one million players already in paid early access is quite the success.
Part of this number can be attributed to Xbox Game Pass, which offers the early access to Disney Dreamlight Valley included in the membership. The full free-to-play launch is intended for 2023, so this number is sure to increase when there is no financial barrier to entry.
Today we are proud to share that we’ve welcomed over 1 Million Villagers to #DisneyDreamlightValley!
We're overjoyed to see you discover what it means to #LiveMagically. Thank you for your excitement, feedback and sharing the game with your friends. This is just the beginning!✨ pic.twitter.com/BC1bhyZBQm
— Disney Dreamlight Valley (@DisneyDLV) September 15, 2022
Not only is the game seeing commercial success, but the reviews online are pretty positive too. Despite the expected bugs from an early access title, the game is comfortably sat at ‘Very Positive’ on Steam from more than 2,400 reviews, and a has a solid 80 from critics on OpenCritic.
The roadmap for the game has Scar from The Lion King and Woody from Toy Story both coming to the game this fall, as well as other new characters, surprises, story continuation and more. There is a huge library of characters to take from with the Disney brand, so it will be interesting to see what comes next. At present the game has stuck to Disney and Pixar characters, but this could always expand into Star Wars or Marvel Comics characters.
For those of you just getting started with Disney Dreamlight Valley, we’ve got a guide for you. To find out which Disney character you should recruit in your world first, just check out our post here.
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