UK developer Media Molecule demoed their upcoming creation-led PS4-exclusive Dreams for legendary animation studios' Disney and Pixar, and they were impressed. The game, set for release in 2016, allows players to create their own gameplay experiences from the ground-up, limited only by their imagination.
Speaking to IGN as part of a larger preview feature for the game, Media Molecule director Siobhan Reddy said: "When we were in the USA we were showing people from Pixar and Disney and other studios, and they were all impressed – it's a new and strong way to create. So that was a great validation for all of us."
Dreams is described by the studio as "a space where you go to play and experience the dreams of Media Molecule and our community. It's also a space in which to create your own dreams, whether they're games, art, films, music or anything in-between and beyond." Objects are collected or sculpted by players and then used to create levels, called dreams.
"Even the people using high-end tools are looking at what we're doing at seeing it as real innovation," continued Reddy. "On the other end, there's the non-technical people like 2D illustrators and on the theatre side, or acoustic musicians, and they have a different level of interest.
"Because for many of them, they've not been able to get their heads around complex menus or creating with a mouse before. And this is giving them a way to understand the digital space and make something that looks beautiful."