A gorgeous new PlayStation 4 game enables players to create their own games, and the first examples are incredible
Feb 5, 2019, 23:32 IST
This is "Dreams" in action, believe it or not.
When Sony originally announced the PlayStation 4 in 2013, a gorgeous new project was also announced: "Dreams."
Now, it's more than five years later and "Dreams" is still in development, but a recent beta offered the first extended look at what the game actually is.
"Dreams" is a game that can be used to make entirely new games, and the games it's capable of producing are absolutely incredible.
When Sony originally announced the PlayStation 4 in 2013, a new game from the quirky British studio Media Molecule was announced at the same event.
More than five years later, that game is still in development.Advertisement"Dreams" is a bit of an enigma at this point, repeatedly teased and delayed across the entire lifespan of the PlayStation 4 console. It's currently planned for launch at some point in 2019.
In a recent beta, the world finally got its first look at "Dreams" - and what players created in that beta is a tantalizing look into what could be one of 2019's most interesting games.
So, uh, what is "Dreams"? It's kind of a game, and kind of a set of tools.
For example, this surprisingly complex third-person shooter:
Or this nearly complete prototype for a first-person puzzle game:
There are, of course, several creations that take liberties with copyright — like this "Super Mario 64" re-creation:
And this tease of a "Spongebob Squarepants" game:
Then there are these very attractive eggs:
Or how about some billiards?
Another creation of Media Molecule's: The studio's first major game, "LittleBigPlanet," re-created in "Dreams."
This shockingly thorough, deep puzzle game named "Divide" could probably be its own game:
But there are countless others that we couldn't include here. If you're looking for a thorough rundown of some of the coolest creations from the beta, check out the latest round-up from Media Molecule: