Particulars are scant about how nicely Media Molecule’s Desires is doing in Early Entry. Information such because the variety of individuals, for instance, has formally remained underneath lock and key for months. Now a tough estimate has surfaced, courtesy of the November 25th episode of the the AIAS Recreation Maker’s Pocket book podcast. Throughout an interview on the podcast, Abbie Heppe, Media Molecule’s Communications Supervisor, confirmed that round 100,000 have joined Desires Early Entry.
Heppe made be aware of this whereas on the podcast with Recreation Designer, Robin Hunicke. At in regards to the 12:57 mark within the episode, Heppe mentioned, “we now have about 100,000 individuals who have joined in Early Entry.” She didn’t disclose an excessive amount of extra past this.
Nevertheless, Heppe did be aware that some Early Entry individuals are seemingly of us who bought a code and intend to return “additional down the road when there’s extra content material.” After all, Desires is now way more characteristic wealthy than it was a number of months in the past, because of frequent content material updates. But, Heppe’s remark appears to recommend that not all of these 100,000 gamers have usually logged on all through Early Entry’ length.
The 100,000 determine does appear low, particularly since it’s the variety of gamers current in an estimate from June of this yr. In spite of everything, Early Entry solely prices $29.99. Maybe extra PlayStation followers have an interest, however intend to attend for the total recreation’s eventual launch? At current, this a lot stays unclear. Desires’ lack of an official launch date just isn’t serving to, both.
A possible leak from a UK retailer not too long ago hit the online, hinting that Media Molecule and Sony plan to launch Desires early subsequent yr on February 14th. Neither firm has confirmed the supposed date, so don’t go marking your calendar simply but. There should still be a prolonged wait forward.
[Source: AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook Podcast via ResetEra]