Experience Journey on PS4

Posted by on August 12th, 2014

Cross-posted from the U.S. PlayStation Blog on behalf of Jenova Chen.

Hi everyone, this is Jenova Chen, President and Creative Director of thatgamecompany. It’s been quite a ride seeing how far Journey has come in the two and a half years since its launch on PlayStation 3.

Journey image

 

Thanks to the many referrals of our players over the years, we’ve seen a steady flow of new players discovering the game and a community of veterans helping them along the way. Many players who bought a PS4 wrote us wondering if they will be able to experience Journey one day.

Today we are happy to share that a whole new generation of players will experience the wonder of Journey when it comes to PlayStation 4 later this year.

Thanks to the heartfelt efforts of fellow developers Tricky Pixels, players new and old alike will share in the beloved Journey experience in visually stunning 1080p. More details about Journey’s release on PlayStation 4 are in the works for future announcement.

Until then, players can enjoy discovering, or rediscovering, Journey’s predecessors — flOw and Flower — both available now on PS3, PS4 and PS Vita.

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Flower PS4 PS3 PSVita

You’ve heard it right, folks!  Our first two PlayStation 3 games are now being ported over to the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita!  Check out this video for details:

Announcement Video - Link to YouTube

That’s right!  The PS Vita and PS4 versions of flOw and Flower will be completely free on  for all of you who purchased each respective game on the PlayStation Store.  If you bought flOw on the PS3, you’ll get it free for PS4 and PS Vita.  And if you are late to the game and buy Flower on PS4, you’ll get the PS3 and Vita versions for free. Flower will be released on both platforms on Nov. 15th, and flOw will be released on both platforms on Nov. 29th.

More details of the ports after the break:

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Journey CEWe’re glad to say that the Journey Collector’s Edition has been released physically in almost every region that PlayStation covers!  Americas, Asia (which excludes Japan), and now Europe (which includes Australia, New Zealand, and some other areas).

The Collector’s Edition was recently released on the PlayStation Network in the European region and was released on disc last month.  It’s available in the United Kingdom for £15.99 and is available in the rest of the European region for 19.99.  Other countries will have similar pricing.  (The disc may not be available in some countries that are part of the SCEE region, but the PSN version is available in every country.)

The European version is the same as the American and Asian releases, but the EU PSN version doesn’t include the PlayStation Plus Trial nor the avatars.  The Physical version includes the avatars but not the PS+ Trial.

We don’t have much at all to do with where the CE gets released as Sony is handling everything on that side.  We are very thankful for all the great people at Sony Europe that pushed the release through the European region and worked out everything between manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.  It’s just amazing seeing people from all over the world tweeting, messaging, and posting all over the internet about how they have bought the disc.

Acceptance of the Void

On another note, Sony and Matt Nava have worked with Cook and Becker to produce high quality, limited edition, Giclee prints from Journey.  These include some of the most memorable scenes from Journey, as well as some concept art.

Click through to see some more images.

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Today’s release of the Journey Collector’s Edition Blu-ray marks a very proud and exciting day for us here at thatgamecompany.

Nice design, eh? The above booklet features a nice backstory for all of our games.

From the moment a thatgamecompany anthology was first discussed, to later down the line when I was brought into the equation to work along with the team and Sony Santa Monica as we put together this amazing package of content – every one of us has anticipated the day when our great effort and care would translate into something any one of us could hold in our hands.

My colleague Asher and I made a special trip to our local game store to make our day one purchase!

Today is that day, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how our first disc title has come together. We hope the same holds true for everyone who picks up a copy of the Journey Collector’s Edition.

For any of you fortunate enough to be attending PAX Prime in Seattle, WA, this weekend, keep a lookout for me in my bright new TGC shirt (pictured below, far right)! Please be sure to come over and say hi and pick up a TGC sticker from me, too!

We had a blast racking up points in Gravediggers, one of our mini-games in the disc collection.

It’s been a great day, and we’re absolutely thrilled to keep at it so we can create even more games that will respect, entertain, and engage players in new, meaningful, and positive ways.

To cap off this post, let me leave you with the Journey Collector’s Edition Official Trailer Video:

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Journey, a project very dear to our hearts, represents thatgamecompany’s efforts to deliver a unique emotional experience to players online. As such, in conjunction with Santa Monica Studio, it is an honor to announce the Journey Collector’s Edition, launching for the PlayStation 3. This is our first disc-based release, and will be available at retail outlets across North America for $29.99 on August 28.

From the simplicity of flOw, to the poetry of Flower, to the awe of Journey, this special Blu-ray bundle features thatgamecompany’s three award-winning PlayStation Network-exclusive titles, paired with exclusive new content and previously released digital content.

 

The complete set of bonus flOw, Flower, and Journey content includes:

+30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Journey
+Creator Commentary play-throughs of all three games
+Three exclusive mini-games from thatgamecompany
+Concept art and screenshot galleries for all three games
+Original soundtracks for all three games
+PS3 dynamic themes and wallpapers
+PSN avatars including 8 exclusive new Journey avatars never released before
+Official game trailers and developer diary videos
+Reversible cover art
+One month trial subscription of PlayStation Plus

We are particularly excited about the Creator Commentary play-throughs of all three games, because we get to share with players insights about flOw, Flower, and Journey straight from the minds of the designers, artists, engineers and composers who worked together to make these games so special.

Another great feature included on the disc are the three exclusive mini-games born out of a thatgamecompany tradition: the 24hr Game Jam. As the name implies, each game was created by us, start to finish, in 24 hours. So for the first time ever, thatgamecompany’s mini-games, Gravediggers, Duke War!!, and Nostril Shot, will be available to play outside of our studio.

We share these mini-games as a “thank you” to our players for supporting us over the years. In case the names didn’t already give it away, these mini-games showcase thatgamecompany’s lighter side with madcap competitive multiplayer action. We hope you sincerely enjoy their silliness as much as we have.

In the meantime, please check out the official trailer for thatgamecompany’s first Blu-ray disc release, hitting stores on August 28 and currently available for pre-order on Amazon and GameStop.

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