Even before its full release, the creations that were being conjured up in Dreams during beta were nothing short of amazing. Truth be told, many of the community creations looked like standalone games in their own right. This brings me on to a recent interview with Media Molecule’s co-founder, Mark Healey after he spoke with VGC.
When speaking to VGC, Healey explained he’d love to see the best of the community creations released as titles on their own, saying: “One of the obvious things I think—this is a slight update if you like—one of the obvious things that I think we should do as a no-brainer is handpick some of the content that’s brilliant and go through the motions of taking it out as a standalone product and putting it on the PSN Store.”
However, there is a question mark over the legality of some of the community creations, especially if it means that Media Molecule or the individual creators would profit off such creations.
One example that springs to mind is the P.T demo recreated in Dreams, and we know that Konami isn’t the most community-driven of organisations. Likewise, if someone were to create a game inspired by a Nintendo license, you know that a cease and desist would be likely.
In an attempt to combat such issues, Healey did reveal that Sony is currently working on what can be legally done in regards to allowing users to monetise their created content.
Healey told the publication: “The ultimate aim is for people to be able to monetise their stuff somehow, but it’s a delicate balance.” So as they say, watch this space.
During the very same interview, Healey also expressed his desire to bring Dreams to the PS5, should the game prove to be a commercial success.
He said: “Obviously at the moment we’re focused on PS4 and I would actually hope that it extends the life of the PS4 to be honest with you, then maybe when other companies start making games for it, the community will carry on making games for it, but if it’s as successful as we hope it is then it’s an obvious progression.”
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