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.
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.
Posted by Aaron on November 14th, 2013
Back in September, we asked you what questions you had for Composer Vincent Diamante (Cloud, Flower, New Game) and Feel Engineer Adam Lederer (New Game). We picked some of the best answers and answered them. Be prepared, though, because these are some epic answers:
On June 21st, thatgamecompany was fortunate enough to take part in the Edinburgh Game Music Symposium! Organized by Jacob Pernell, Yati Durant, and Luci Holland, and in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the symposium was a showing, discussion, and demonstration of music’s unique position in the interactive medium.
thatgamecompany was honored to have Journey present at the event, both playable and played – a symphonic performance was bookended by music from the game, starting with “Nascense,” and ending with “I Was Born for This.” It was moving to hear the music live, especially with such strong violin, cello, and vocal performances!
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Posted by Aaron on July 15th, 2013
We’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.
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.
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Happy 7th birthday, thatgamecompany! What an incredible year it’s been, full of many wonderful reasons to celebrate. Here’s a recap of how far we’ve come since our last birthday:
Thanks to the many players who continue to pour out their support, keeping us inspired through their letters, music, art, and cosplay costumes. The response to Journey continues to overwhelm us, and we feel so lucky to have so many players touched by our work.
Journey has been recognized with over 120 industry honors in categories spanning Audio, Design, Innovation, Art, Online Multiplayer, and more. Of those, Journey earned 33 awards for Overall Game of the Year among games in all genres and platforms.
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