Going back on its initial promise of making Disney Dreamlight Valley free-to-play upon global launch, Gameloft has announced that it will continue to be a paid game with various pricing tiers. Additionally, players will need to purchase an expansion pack called ‘A Rift in Time’ for access to the next major update.
Players who bought Founder’s packs to access Disney Dreamlight Valley during its year-long beta phase will retain their access to the game. They will also keep their in-game currency, called Moonstones, as well as their saved game progress.
In the blog post, Gameloft said,
“This choice ensures that Disney Dreamlight Valley will be able to continue delivering on a premium game experience for all players. It’s important to us that we maintain our promise to keep delivering free content updates that add new characters, realms, clothing, furniture, and more surprises to your Valley.
Purchases requiring moonstones will remain optional, fair, and match the level of quality players have come to expect. Players will still be able to collect free Moonstones via Dream Snaps and Chests, or optionally choose to purchase them. “
Disney Dreamlight Valley Showcase On November 1
Disney Dreamlight Valley is set to launch its ‘A Rift in Time’ expansion pass on December 5. To shed more light on this expansion, Gameloft will host their first-ever showcase for the game on November 1.
During the event, the team will introduce new elements in the game, including characters, biomes, and gameplay features. The devs will also share insights and upcoming updates, including multiplayer features.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Release Prices & Editions
When Disney Dreamlight Valley leaves early access, there will be different versions to buy. The cheapest one costs $39.99 and the fanciest one, called the Gold Edition, costs $69.99. The Gold Edition includes the game’s first expansion, A Rift in Time.
If already have the base game, you can buy the expansion separately for $29.99.
Just over a year ago, on September 6, 2022, Disney Dreamlight Valley was released in its early access phase. It is playable on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Additionally, it is also included in the Xbox Game Pass catalog.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: Cozy Edition Release Date
Disney Dreamlight Valley’s physical release called the Cozy Edition is now out exclusively for Nintendo Switch in North America, with a global release scheduled for November 10 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.