Disney Dreamlight Valley Cancels Free-to-Play Plans, Announces Pricing Ahead of December Launch

In a blog post, the Disney Dreamlight Valley team announced they no longer plan to make the game free-to-play and released pricing tiers for the game’s global launch on December 5, 2023.

Disney Dreamlight Valley entered paid early access over a year ago with promises that it would be free when it officially launched. That will no longer be the case. The blog post states, “As we look ahead to the official launch, with the learnings we’ve gained from Early Access, we’ve made the decision to remain a paid game for the foreseeable future.”

The basic game will be available for $39.99, while the Cozy Edition, Gold Edition, and A Rift in Time expansion pass will cost more.

A showcase for the expansion pass will be held on November 1 and it will be available with the game’s global launch on December 5.

Read more information from the blog post below.


Today, we are excited to announce the arrival of Disney Dreamlight Valley: A Rift in Time, a paid Expansion Pass coming to Disney Dreamlight Valley this December 5th

To learn more, we invite you to join us for our first-ever showcase this November 1st at 1:00 PM ET (6:00 PM CET), streamed on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live! During the stream, we will dive into the Expansion Pass, showing off this all-new adventure across Eternity Isle where you’ll meet new friends, discover new biomes, and immerse yourself in new gameplay features. In addition, key members of the Disney Dreamlight Valley team will reminisce over their favorite moments from the past year, give you a glimpse at upcoming updates, and unveil much-anticipated multiplayer features.

We can’t wait to share more next week, but ahead of the stream, there are a few other key updates we would like to share today. 


Early Access has been incredibly valuable for the entire Disney Dreamlight Valley team. Thanks to your enthusiasm and participation over the past year, we have had the chance to build the game we aspired to, while implementing your feedback to make the Valley experience even more magical. Reflecting on the journey we’ve been on with all of you, we’re so excited to share that on December 5th, Disney Dreamlight Valley will be leaving Early Access.

As we transition to launch, existing players will keep their access to the game, their Moonstones, and their save game.


As we look ahead to the official launch, with the learnings we’ve gained from Early Access, we’ve made the decision to remain a paid game for the foreseeable future. This means we will not make the transition to be a free-to-play game when we leave Early Access on December 5th.

This choice ensures that Disney Dreamlight Valley will be able to continue delivering on a premium game experience for all players. It’s important to us that we maintain our promise to keep delivering free content updates that add new characters, realms, clothing, furniture, and more surprises to your Valley. Purchases requiring moonstones will remain optional, fair, and match the level of quality players have come to expect. Players will still be able to collect free Moonstones via Dream Snaps and Chests, or optionally choose to purchase them.


Moving forward, Founder’s Packs will continue to be available through December 4th. When we transition out of Early Access on December 5th, we’ll be unveiling all-new editions. New players can choose to purchase the core game (with bonus Moonstones) on its own, or opt for the Gold Edition, which includes excusive cosmetic items, access to the A Rift In Time expansion, and even more bonus Moonstones. Take a look at the exact contents below:

As a thank you to our Early Access players, all unique cosmetic items included in the upcoming Gold Edition will be given free of charge to any player who purchases and claims a Founder’s Pack in-game on or before December 4th, no matter the tier. Not only that, but all Founders will also receive 2,500 Moonstones to celebrate this exciting moment! 

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