Frequently asked questions
What kind of game is Disney Dreamlight Valley?
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a hybrid between a life-sim and an adventure game rich with quests, exploration, and engaging activities featuring Disney and Pixar friends, both old and new.
Players will embark in a narrative-driven adventure to uncover the mystery behind the Forgetting and restore a once-idyllic world of Dreamlight Valley. Explore a diverse realms inspired by classic Disney and Pixar world and help their iconic inhabitants.
The Dreamlight Valley is a playground of various life-sim activities, such as growing crops, fishing, and cooking. Players will meet and build friendship with beloved characters to unlock rewards and unique story arcs. Build the perfect neighborhood with a fully customizable layout, creative landscaping, and thousands of decorative items.
When will the game be released?
The game launched as an Early Access on September 6, 2022, and the full game will officially launch as a free-to-play game in 2023.
Is the game free-to-play?
The official launch of the game will be free-to-play, but during Early Access, you have to purchase the Founder's Pack or have an Xbox Game Pass subscription to play.
How is the game monetized?
Aside from Founder's Pack, the game's monetization is focused on cosmetics and expansion packs. The game will have a system to unlock new outfits and new decorations that you can speed up with real money, but there is no way to speed up your gameplay, progress, or unlock a new area with real money.
There is no word on what future expansion packs will bring to the game.
What platforms will the game be on?
PC/Mac (via Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and Mac App Store), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.
What languages are available?
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.
Is a persistent online connection required?
No, offline play is supported. However, an online connection is required to download, activate, and update the game.
Who is developing this game?
The game is being developed by Gameloft. The company publishes games with a special focus on the mobile games market. Disney Dreamlight Valley marks Gameloft's entry into the PC and console space. You can see the list of Gameloft games here.
Will the game have regular content updates after the official launch?
Yes. Gameloft has a plan for regular content updates and is dedicated to making sure the game grows and evolves; they also have special content designed for real-world Disney and Pixar events, such as movie releases.
How many realms are in the game?
Aside from the Dreamlight Valley, there are 4 realms available during Early Access launch; Moana, WALL-E, and 2 unknown realms. More realms will be added over time.
Does the game have a multiplayer feature?
Gameloft plans to add multiplayer options in the future, but it won't be available during Early Access.
Is the game clock synced to the real time?
Yes. If it's nighttime where you are, it's nighttime in-game. However, some outlets such as shop and restaurant are open 24/7.
Can we expect other Disney properties, such as Star Wars and Marvel, to show up in the game?
They're not ruled out, but Gameloft said that they would be focusing more on the classic animated Disney characters.
How do you take part in Early Access?
You have to purchase the Founder's Pack or have an Xbox Game Pass subscription to play in Early Access.
What is in the Founder's Pack and how much will they cost?
Founder's Pack contains access to Early Access, and exclusive goodies such as in-game currency, cosmetic items, and more. Price and specifics have yet to be announced.
Will my progress be saved during updates?