A Dreams Port For PS5 And PC Was Apparently In The Works But Ultimately Cancelled

Dreams dashed.

One of the greatest tragedies of the last few years is the fact that Dreams, the astonishingly-powerful game/art/thing creation suite from LittleBigPlanet creators Media Molecule, is forever destined to be stuck on the PlayStation 4.

Although the game is naturally playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility, a native port to the newer console never happened, and a hugely-requested PC version is also destined to never materialise after the studio moved on from Dreams entirely and onto a mystery new project last year.

According to insider/dataminer and fellow Aussie Lance McDonald though, we were actually closer to seeing both of those dreams realised than we initially thought. Dropping the news during a livestream (which was picked up by wccftech), McDonald claims that an enhanced port of Dreams was not just in the works at Media Molecule but was nearly complete before the studio was affected by layoffs.

A source told McDonald that the game on PS5 and PC would have featured ray-tracing features and keyboard/mouse support, two things that would have absolutely elevated the Dreams community’s already-incredible creations to the next level.

Media Molecule was affected by layoffs in October last year, where it shed around 15% of its workforce.

“Media Molecule has made significant strategic changes during the past year, including shifting our focus from Dreams to our new project,” it said at the time.

“We have had to make the difficult decision to begin the consultation process for team members within certain departments of the studio. This is a tough moment for the individuals impacted and the studio overall.

“Every single role that has been put at risk is delivered by someone who has contributed something special to Media Molecule. We will make sure those impacted receive the best support we can provide during this process.

“We will continue to support the Dreams Community for the foreseeable future and will update on future plans at a later date.”