With Disney Dreamlight Valley’s seasonal festivities now well and truly over, developer Gameloft is turning its attention the village life sim’s year ahead, promising the likes of multiplayer, Encanto, and more in a new content roadmap.
Although multiplayer is perhaps the most notable addition for Disney Dreamlight Valley’s 2023, specifics will have to remain purely in the realm of speculation until Gameloft is ready to say more. Thankfully, the rest of its roadmap is a little more illuminating, stating with the fact the game’s next update is scheduled to arrive in February.
This introduces an “exceptionally unexceptional” new villager – revealed to be Encanto’s Mirabel Madrigal in the accompanying picture – plus a “special snowman”, whose arrival is linked to new secrets in the Frosted Heights biome. And if that’s not pointing to Frozen’s Olaf then I’m all out of ideas.
Disney Dreamlight Valley’s December update introduced Toy Story, Stitch, and more.
February also brings a new premium Star Path – with accompanying unlockable cosmetics – this time inspired by Disney’s looming 100th anniversary. That’ll wrap up just in time for April’s update, teasing new realms, new characters (including The Lion King’s Simba, and “more surprises”.
From this point onward, we’re in full-on tease territory, with “early summer” revealing the “secret to The Forgetting”, suggesting this is when the final piece of Disney Dreamlight Valley’s plot will arrive – so it’ll be interesting to see if this’ll also herald the game’s march out of early access.
Early summer will also see ‘a princess racing into the Valley’, likely pointing to Wreck-It Ralph’s Vanellope von Schweetz. Beyond that, expect more realms, clothing, motifs, decorations, furniture, and characters as 2023 rumbles on – including, it seems, Beauty and the Beast’s Belle, the only character yet to make the jump from Disney Dreamlight Valley’s early promotional material to the game.