Journey Developer Could Reveal New Project This Year
Thatgamecompany, the now famous developer of Flow, Flower and Journey, has said that it hopes to reveal its next game this year.
In response to a query from a fan who asked what’s next for the little studio co-founder and creative director of thatgamecompany Jenova Chen said: “Hopefully you will hear about it this year.”
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Originally thatgamecompany had an exclusive contract with Sony for three games, but that concluded with the globally successful and remarkable title Journey. After parting ways with Sony thatgamecompany has said that it aims to release its next project on “as many platforms as possible.”
The studio has not revealed any specific details about its next project, but Chen has said that it will explore the idea of emotional connection between players and attempt “something even more ambitious” than what it’s done before.
I assume that means they were quite interested with the unique multiplayer aspect of Journey.
“We are looking at a universal control [scheme] which is touch control because it is literally on all the platforms,” he said.
“So we’ve been having fun just exploring that area because we are always giving the gamer new controls, we were the first to really push the tilt on the Sixaxis controller, so we feel we can do something brand new in touch as well.
“But the more important part of our game is actually the multiplayer experience now – bringing a new emotion between the players in the game and between each other.”
Chen has also stated previously that his studio is considering a free-to-play model for their next project.
Furthermore, thatgamecompany has expressed its openness to developing for the Wii U.