Disney Dreamlight Valley has officially announced its global launch, in addition to confirming the method by which it will be delivered to players.
Disney Dreamlight Valley has been in Early Access since last September and has received several updates to add new content since then. Today it has been announced that on December 5th the title will be receiving a paid expansion titled A Rift In Time, but that's not the only change to the game coming on that day.
The game will be leaving Early Access on December 5th too, transitioning to launch in a method that will allow existing players to keep their game, their currency, and their save game. It'll also not be a free-to-play game when it leaves early access, however, with the following stated in an official blog post:
"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 that 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."
New editions of the game will also launch, with both digital and physical versions of the game available that all come with different items and rewards. Only the Gold Edition ill come with the Expansion Pass that gives you access to A Rift In Time, or you can alternatively buy it separately.