Just in case you were worried you’d have to say goodbye to your creations when the next generation arrives, we have today had confirmation that Dreams will be backwards compatible. That means there should be no drop off in activity when the PlayStation 5 arrives, as everyone will still be creating together – regardless of their hardware. But the new console may also bring with it a number of enhancements that will only improve your experience of Dreams.
That’s because Performance Boost may make unstable builds a whole lot smoother. Something that has already been welcomed online. And it may even increase the potential in builds, as you become governed by new technological restraints. But that also has a, potentially costly, inverse reaction, whereby your Playstation 5 creations are recreated terribly on the PlayStation 4. So, if you’re wanting to make something everyone can enjoy, you’ll probably have to reel your imagination in a little.
Whether there will be some visual cue as to whether you’ve crossed this threshold is yet to be seen. Perhaps, only community feedback would make you aware (unless you’ve still got your PlayStation 4 hooked up). Or maybe there will be the option to mark these additions as new generation, as a warning of sorts. That way everyone knows where they stand.
As Media Molecule themselves have shared this news, we can only expect them to update us further on all of the above as and when they make a decision. So, it shouldn’t be too long before we’ve got an answer. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled on our feeds!
PS5 users may notice performance improvements with creations & PS4 users may notice performance differences with creations made on PS5.
We’re looking at ways to communicate this further in Dreams! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/yrIO7gltN3
— Media Molecule (@mediamolecule) November 12, 2020