DICE acknowledges Media Molecule’s Dreams for pushing the boundaries of real-time rendering


During SIGGRAPH 2015, Frostbite Technical director at DICE Johan Andersson conducted a presentation on the future of the graphics engine. He talked in detail regarding the rendering pipeline, and the challenges met with development on the current generation platforms. In addition to EA’s own Need for Speed title, the presentation briefly acknowledges the technology that Media Molecule has used for its forthcoming title, Dreams. The specific slide is titled “real-time rendering have gotten quite far!”

The aforementioned slide from the presentation can be seen below.


Media Molecule has also conducted its own presentation on Dreams at this year’s SIGGRAPH. The developer discussed several rendering techniques that it decided to use for its forthcoming PS4 exclusive title, but eventually abandoned for one reason or another during the course of its development. To check out Media Molecule’s own presentation on Dreams, follow the link here.

Not a whole lot is known about Dreams at this point, though going by the E3 2015 trailer, it appears to have a heavy emphasis on user-generated content. No release date has been announced for the PS4 exclusive, but we’ll keep you updated in this regard as more information becomes available.

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  • Chris Renfrow

    From what I gather, this will be a fully 3-dimensional LBP without being tied to a set of platforming characters (i.e Sackboy, Oddsock, Swoop, etc.) so as to create a truly limitless creative environment. If you’ve played LBP2, you may have noticed that the creatives took the freedom they were given and started making way more than just platformers. As complicated as these levels would get, they were still limited, because the game was designed around platforming first leaving all other possibilities to fit that mould. I have reason to believe this will expand that mould to fit almost anything players can imagine. If that doesn’t get you excited for this next chapter from MM I’m not sure what will.

  • Cuntgargling WeeWee

    Been a while since i played anything from Mm, moving over to PC as a gaming platform has been great but im really missing LBP. Thinking of how great the level creation could be on PC with the superior hardware is so damn annoying, consoles are nothing but bottlenecks for the games true potential.

  • Venom Snake

    I don’t even know what this game will be, but I’ll buy it day one just because its Mm, they made the 2 best platformers for PS3.