In case you had been anticipating to check out Disney Dreamlight Valley — the Disneyfied version of Stardew Valley — at no cost when it’s launched, you is perhaps a bit disillusioned. Disney says it’s taking away the free-to-play possibility and can as a substitute cost $39.99 to play the bottom recreation.
With the worldwide launch of Disney Dreamlight Valley set for December fifth, this variation feels a bit last-minute. Disney first launched the sport in early entry final yr and stated on the time it might have a free-to-play mannequin when it was formally out. However now, Disney revealed it is going to provide a number of totally different packages, with the bottom recreation costing $39.99.
“This selection ensures that Disney Dreamlight Valley will have the ability to proceed delivering on a premium recreation expertise for all gamers,” Disney says. “It’s necessary to us that we keep our promise to maintain delivering free content material updates that add new characters, realms, clothes, furnishings, and extra surprises to your Valley.”
Together with the bottom recreation, Disney can also be providing a “cozy” version for $49.99 and a “gold” version for $69.99, each of which include in-game content material and forex. In the meantime, the Disney Dreamlight Valley A Rift in Time enlargement pack will value an additional $29.99. Disney notes that it’ll nonetheless keep its “promise” of “delivering free content material updates that add new characters, realms, clothes, furnishings,” whereas purchases requiring in-game forex shall be “elective, honest, and match the extent of high quality gamers have come to anticipate.”
Disney Dreamlight Valley launches on December fifth for the Nintendo Change, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Collection X, Xbox One, and PC. It’s presently out there in early entry for $29.99.