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.

Categories: FlOw, Flower, General, Journey

   
   

167 Comments:

Comment by: Sunni

August 12th, 2014 at 10:19 am

One more thing! Journey, much like flOw and Flower, are digital cross-buy titles, which means if you’ve purchased it for PS3 through the PlayStation Network, you can download Journey to your PS4 for free. :)

Comment by: dean osre

August 12th, 2014 at 10:35 am

Love your games,emotional and feel good.

Comment by: Danny Kriegbaum Laursen

August 12th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I am so happy for been able to enjoy this amazing game on PS4 yet again

Comment by: Yulaw-

August 12th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Journey is one of my favorite games ever made, so I’m pleased I can enjoy Journey once again on PS4. Part of the Journey experience is the amazing soundtrack. Personally I find it one of the best soundtracks ever made. As a fan I hope, really hope, you’d consider releasing this soundtrack in a physical form (LP plz!).

Comment by: Dawid

August 12th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

That is awesome news, I cannot wait for it to come to the ps4. I have completed it so many times on the ps3 I have lost count, can’t wait to see it in stunning 1080p glory. Also looking forward to your next game :D

Comment by: Filippo

August 12th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Really great news !!
Will Journey be ported to VIta as well ?

Cheers,

Filippo

Comment by: Gunnar

August 12th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Thank god this is the best news I have heard in a long time, make it perfect guys. Lets give the public what they need without them knowing!

Comment by: Esteban Sanchez

August 12th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

sencillamente un juego hermoso. Felicitaciones a todos.

La experiencia de jugar Journey es fantastica.

Muchas gracias.

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Simply a beautiful game. Congratulations to all.

The experience of playing Journey is fantastic.

Thank you very much.

Comment by: Rob

August 12th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Great news about journey.
When will get an update on your next game, looking forward to hearing news about it.

Comment by: abrasion

August 13th, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I purchased Journey, PS3 – physical collectors edition SPECIFICALLY to support That Game Company.

Can you please implement a disc check for the PS3 disk, several other PS4 games have already done this.

I don’t see why collectors should be the ones who are getting shafted here.

Comment by: Louise K

August 13th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I am so excited about these news and will really really look forward to playing it on PS4 :o )

Comment by: Eric Shen

August 19th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Fantastic news! Thank you Jenova and the team!

Comment by: Aaron

August 21st, 2014 at 9:11 pm

@Filippo:
Sony hasn’t announced a PS Vita port yet, but we surely hope that they do port it over!

Comment by: Aaron

August 21st, 2014 at 9:14 pm

@Rob:
We’re working hard on our next game, but we don’t have plans to announce an announcement. We’ll release more information on the game when the game’s development is at a specific point. We announced Journey too early, so we’re making sure that we don’t do that again. :)

Comment by: Aaron

August 21st, 2014 at 9:18 pm

@abrasion:
Sony’s disc check involves reading a code on the disc that is different on every single disc, hence making it so others cannot use that same disc to play PS4 or PSVita versions of the games.
The Journey CE was released before this was released, so Sony isn’t able to do this with the CE.
As for other ways, we can’t say, as it all depends on what Sony is able to do, but they have looked into it.

Remember that you are buying an copy of the game with the CE that cannot be taken away from you. With the download, you’re only buying a license, so you’re missing out on a lot of consumer rights.

Comment by: A M O

August 22nd, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Aaron , i wont stop visiting this site until you reveal the next thatgamecompany’s game

Comment by: Rob

August 23rd, 2014 at 8:09 am

@ Aaron
Thanks for info

Comment by: Agarthan

August 23rd, 2014 at 5:02 pm

I’m 48, have gamed all my life, and I play Journey on PS3 pretty much EVERY night. It has become the quiet, still point in my life, something I return to again and again as a refuge from the hurly-burly of 9 to 5 (well, 8 to 6 more like).
So glad to hear it will be coming to PS3 as well.
As I play Journey so often, I can’t help but wonder: in the PS4 version, will there be any way to tell how many times one has Journeyed? Coz I can’t tell on the PS3 version, but for me it would have to be getting up around the 4-500 trip mark…
Regards,
Agarthan, Australia

Comment by: Agarthan

August 23rd, 2014 at 5:04 pm

D’oh – I mean “to PS4 as well” of course :p

Comment by: Jos, Melbourne, Australia

August 24th, 2014 at 2:08 am

Can you please tell me if there are any plans to port Journey to the PC or Mac?

Comment by: Wauhiru

August 25th, 2014 at 6:49 am

You can’t imagine the level of suffering this wait causes me :) First I fell in love with the game after seeing the trailer, then I bought a PS4 in hopes to get my hands on it, then I find out it’s not supported (woeful day indeed), and now, the hope is here again! Please make it happen so I can sleep again :)

Comment by: MarsMarineris

August 25th, 2014 at 10:18 am

Journey is one of the most beautiful and moving game I played. I liked the previous two also but Journey is an incredible step forward.
I am waiting for your next game, patiently, I know such projects need time.
Thank you so much for bringing those experiences. Your team is great and is making history!

Comment by: Stevie Kwon

August 30th, 2014 at 4:29 am

Hi, I realize this is probably not gonna happen, but PLEASE try to bring Journey to PS Vita. I only play handheld games, and have no desire to get a PS3 or PS4. So Please if there is interest bring it to VITA!

Comment by: Mariana

September 12th, 2014 at 9:51 am

I purchased at a local reatailer the collectors edition of journey, and I love it! this game give such a feeling… I hope, in the future, you do something more about this universe.

Comment by: nils

September 12th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Exclusive games, such a waste of potential.

Comment by: A M O

September 13th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

flow was peaceful , flower was poetic, journey was the truly masterpiece , what the next game will look like?

Comment by: Lindy

September 18th, 2014 at 5:11 am

I am in my 70′s, and have been gaming since the first space invaders was released in the late 70′s.
When i played Journey i was totally stunned, it is one of the most beautiful, moving, satisfying games i have ever played.
Then i went looking for Flower, and then finally Flow!(I know reverse order) Wow, whats next!
I will try and be patient for the next game, while still playing over and over the other 3….Thanks

Comment by: Katherine

September 22nd, 2014 at 3:24 pm

I can’t say enough how I feel about Journey. This was my first game by TGC, and after I played it I bought Flower, Flow and Unfinished Swan. I can’t count how many times I’ve finished Journey, I come back to this game again and again and every time- new people, new experience, new feelings. Once I got a message from a player: ” Thank you! My friend was playing Journey with you on my PS3 yesterday, he was so excited! He bought his own PS3 today, just because of this game”. This was the best message I’ve ever got on PSN. Thank you very much guys, for this masterpiece, a true art, the game, which makes even men cry sometimes. Everything- the idea, music, sounds, colors, scenery is just perfect. Journey made me think about what our life is… Whenever I feel bad I play this game and I feel better. I recommended this game to my aunt, after she lost her mum (my granny). She isn’t a player, never ever played video games, but when she started Journey she couldn’t stop, she played it from the beginning to the end 2 times in a row without breaks! She said she felt better after playing, this game made her understand and accept some things about life, same it did to me. And I’m so happy this game comes to PS4, more people will get this amazing experience. Sorry for a big comment, I just wanted to express how I feel about this game and to say thank you, for creating games like this, they are making this world a bit better. I wish you all the best and good luck! Can’t wait for you new game :)

Comment by: Aaron

September 30th, 2014 at 6:32 am

@nils:
Although, if they weren’t exclusive, then they never would have been made (no company would have been willing to fund such strange ideas for games). We feel that it’s best to have been able to make flOw, Flower, and Journey than to have never made them.

Comment by: Aaron

September 30th, 2014 at 6:36 am

@Jos:
Sony owns Journey completely, so it’s against the financial interests of the company to release Journey on PC or Mac. The reason Sony funded Journey was to use it as leverage to get people to buy the PS3 (and now PS4), so making it purchasable on PC or Mac would give people fewer reasons to buy a PS3 or PS4, causing potential sales of other games and DLC (which Sony takes a cut out of) to decrease more than how much they’d make on Journey sales on PC or Mac.
That said, our next game is self-published, so we’re hoping on bringing it to a large number of platforms. :D

Comment by: Piper

October 3rd, 2014 at 12:06 pm

YEAH! Such a relief, I was hesitant to upgrade to ps4 just because of this game! Also, though I’m not typically a game soundtrack sort of person, I appreciate it in-game and that’s it. However, I would like to second the comment from Yulaw above, the Journey soundtrack definitely warrants a physical release! (Preferably vinyl!) Or least some high-res FLACs to download!

Comment by: FunBusterDootangle

October 6th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

You Guys Rock So much! We will Rock that Online multiplayer Experience with Loads of People thanks to you guys.

Thanks.

Comment by: Zoop

October 9th, 2014 at 11:23 am

Journey soundtrack is already out. You can buy the CD on Amazon

Comment by: Jack

October 11th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

When can we expect an update on the release of the PS4? October, November, December? I recently upgraded to PS4 and am really missing my nightly Journey.

Comment by: Painting with Pixels

October 29th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Truly one of the best and most unique games I’ve ever played! Journey is one of those special games that bridges the gap between video games and art. It truly shows how much gaming as a medium has evolved and how much further it CAN evolve.

Comment by: Andy Wursthorn

October 30th, 2014 at 7:26 am

Im Andy from Brazil and I have the game Journey Collector’s Edition
I just want to say how much adorable game is Journey. Good work guys and about next game, I believe that will be fantastic like all .

Comment by: Wouter Snijders

November 5th, 2014 at 6:00 am

Can we have an update please? , it’s already the 5th of november :(

Can’t wait for Journey!

Comment by: Ned Alexander

November 7th, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I’m so glad that Journey is coming out on the PS4. I played a demo of Journey when it first came out and just didn’t get it then after seeing so many good reviews for it I tried it again and was treated to one of the most beautiful, elegant and emotion gaming experiances I’ve ever had. The music is so engagin and “The journey” itself quite moving. Thanks thanks Jenova and team :)
That it’s a cross over title too is both welcome and a sign of your respect for your players.
:) :) :) :) :) :)

Comment by: Ned Alexander

November 7th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I really should read my comments properly before posting. DOH!

Comment by: Alex

November 9th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Hi guys congratulations on the ps4 versions of flOw and Flower, spectacular!! Is there any word on journey yet?
I’m really missing that game :)

Comment by: Alice

November 13th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I have been meaning to play Journey for such a long time and then when I heard this summer that it was going to be out on ps4 I decided a little extra longer waiting would’t be too bad, and worth it to play it on ps4. I really really want to play Journey and would love to know exactly when it is coming to ps4, so I have a date I can countdown to!

Comment by: George

November 13th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

This has been my most anticipated game since I heard it being announced. I hope it won’t be delayed to 2015. I wish the dev (trickpixels) had a site or something to update us:(.

Comment by: Koral

November 22nd, 2014 at 9:46 am

The only reason for me not to sell my PS3, was so that I could keep on playing a game such as Journey throughout my life and also show it to the people I really care about. By making a PS4 version of Journey, you have ensured my purchase – yet again. I would also like to note that the only games I play AT ALL nowadays are thatgamecompany games. Those are games anyone, who would have the slightest understanding of art, would really like.

Comment by: Charles

November 22nd, 2014 at 3:34 pm

We need JOURNEY this Thanksgiving

Comment by: Stuart White

November 24th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

If we could have Journey before the New year that would be wonderful.
I’ve a person who is very dear to me coming to visit and I would like her to see this game while she’s here.

Comment by: skfan

November 25th, 2014 at 4:09 am

So happy to hear that PS4 version of Journey is coming !! but please release it asap !!! I’m such a big fan of this game, I remember the feeling I had when I played with headphones, music is fantastic, everything’s fantastic in that game !

Comment by: ben awes

November 28th, 2014 at 5:59 am

why has there been no update from the company since August 12th? Not a single word? today is black friday and we all want to get buying gifts – if we don’t know when this is coming out then we have to get something else! but i don’t want to, I want this game for my kids! Please give an update!

Comment by: Dr.Ghettoblaster

December 1st, 2014 at 8:16 am

Any update as to when Journey will be released on PS4? Last I heard it was “December 2014 before Christmas”. Hopefully some official news soon, I LOVED this game on PS3 and CANNOT WAIT to experience it again on my new PS4!!! Thx in advance!

Comment by: PapaTomek

December 2nd, 2014 at 4:26 am

cannot wait to see the game coming to ps4…

Comment by: Sunni

December 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 am

I apologize that it’s been so quiet about the release lately, and the many comments in anticipation of the PS4 release are heartwarming to read. Sony hasn’t announced a release date yet, and Tricky Pixels hasn’t finished the game yet.

They’re working hard on porting it over, and we’ll notify you as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience and care in the meantime.

Comment by: Rena

December 3rd, 2014 at 8:08 pm

@Sunni
Thanks very much for the latest update.
I don’t have a PS3 but one of my friends does. So I gave her the collector’s edition and she just fell for it immediately. We all did, us and other firends as well. My PS4 is ready and Journey is a game that worth the waiting!

Comment by: Dusty

December 7th, 2014 at 9:25 am

@Sunni, so are we talking 2015?

Comment by: mao

December 8th, 2014 at 2:52 am

I just love you so much, Guys. I wish there were more games like Journey. I cry like a baby every time I’m playing it and I hope you’ll make more beautiful games, can’t wait <3

Comment by: Christina Lee

December 8th, 2014 at 10:09 am

Thank you Sunni! Sadness that the release is not today, but that is balanced by limitless excitement over Journey’s release soon to PS4 :D

Comment by: Sunni

December 8th, 2014 at 10:25 am

@Dusty – Until there’s an announcement, all I can do is speculate.

@mao @Christina Lee – Thank you guys for your support and kind words! We’re super excited to see the PS4 release!

Comment by: Jitse

December 13th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

I hope Journey will still see release this year on PS4 as indicated. However since it’s not just a simple port from PS3 to PS4 I can imagine them taking a little longer. All the more deserving for a masterpiece like this.

Comment by: Jinxiao Zhang

December 15th, 2014 at 6:34 am

Can’t wait to play it….

Comment by: Robert Luo

December 18th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

I wish i can play it before christmas…

Comment by: Olivi

December 21st, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I am so waiting for the release on PS4. So you want to finally play itself and not just watch how others play)

Comment by: Rock

December 22nd, 2014 at 6:53 pm

How long do I have to wait for the release of ‘Journey’ on PS4?

Comment by: Chris

December 24th, 2014 at 5:00 am

Still no Journey on the PS4? I bought Journey, Flow, and Flower for my girlfriend, now I have a PS4 she can’t play Journey, her favourite of the three, any idea when it’s due to come out?

Comment by: l_skipper

December 24th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Later this year ?

Comment by: Rob

December 24th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I really wanted to play journey this year on PS4,look’s like 2015 now :-(

Comment by: Mon

December 28th, 2014 at 12:36 am

I’m a big fan of your game.
The graphic, sound and everything…made me feel relax while playing. New discovering was found everytime i play it over again.There’s no game like yours.
I’m looking forward to your new product.
And willing to buy any device(ps4, ps.vita or ps.whatever) which match to your new edition also.

Just keep going and i will keep playing too.

Comment by: Rowen Van d' Yeme

December 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I hope this will be more expansive game than the PS3 Version ;-) Like to explore the city ruins in the background as have found all the hidden areas in the game and would be a bonus if you could join ones friends as the random hookup that is already in place. This game could be soon much more. I play it most days of the week, especially after recording sessions in our chill out area, very calming and soothing and the clients love it too. I have bought the T-shirts , cards etc and wear them quite a lot LOL. Will have to get some replacements soon I. So pleased that Sony still has an interest in the game but please expand the game.

Regards and best wishes
Rowen
STGR

Comment by: Dagobonuts

January 1st, 2015 at 8:43 am

You guys promised a release “later this year.” Game development is hard, I’m sure, but updating your consumers and fans honestly and responsibly should not be difficult. Please give us some detail on how much longer you see this delay taking.

Comment by: l_skipper

January 3rd, 2015 at 12:22 am

Are those Tricky Pixels dead or what ? Update guys please.

Comment by: Hikaru

January 4th, 2015 at 1:21 am

I got a ps4 for Christmas. I’ve enjoyed discovering the new games it has to offer however I have to say the game I’m looking forward to most is Journey. What are your plans? Are you porting an identical game over or are you revamping it? Let us know, we are waiting patiently but with great anticipation!

Comment by: tevinRO

January 4th, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Having recently given away my ps3 I am so hyped to have my favorite game ever on my new console

Comment by: Sunni

January 6th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

@I-skipper @Dagobonuts I really wish I knew when the Journey PS4 release is coming out, and be able to tell you guys. Sony Santa Monica is working diligently with developers Tricky Pixels to port Journey to PS4, and we get updates from time to time.

The early versions I saw does the game justice for PS4, and I’m sure you guys will be happy when it comes out, I can at least say that. :)

Comment by: Sami Koivisto

January 8th, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Now I need to buy a PS4 :(

Comment by: Nícolas

January 10th, 2015 at 7:43 am

I just played this game again. I love it. One of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played. Thank you for giving me such an amazing experience.

Comment by: spl1nes

January 13th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Never played journey since I didn’t have a ps3 but I got a ps4 now. The videos I’ve seen look so great. I really hope to see it available “soon”.

Although I already know all of the content from other videos I’m still looking forward to playing it.

Comment by: James

January 17th, 2015 at 10:58 am

Does anyone know the exact date Journey is coming to PlayStation 4? If anyone could answer this simple question I would appreciate it :)

Comment by: John

January 17th, 2015 at 11:01 am

I don’t know James, and I don’t think anyone else will want to answer that question, they may be to shy.

Comment by: SayWhaaaat_1782

January 17th, 2015 at 11:05 am

Yes indeed, I agree with john, even the makers of this game Journey won’t tell you when the release date is. In fact, they probably won’t even tell you the release date until 2017 lol :P but you never know

Comment by: Blubberydoda%#

January 17th, 2015 at 11:09 am

This site is funny, I’m not talking about James, John or say what, I’m talking about everyone else. They ask every other question about Journey, but not when the release date is, wow, what a bunch of chickens.

Comment by: HarveyJoker_10

January 17th, 2015 at 11:12 am

Actually, the graphics of this game are amazing, and the music, oohhhhh yaaa, the music is beautiful, it’s so soft, and so sad. It’s like those forgotten ruins in Journey. Amazing :)

Comment by: Blubberydoda%#

January 17th, 2015 at 11:16 am

See, Harvey is talking about the graphics of the game, not the friggin DATE, how will we ever know about the release date? Hmmm? Hmmmmmmmmm? Just forget it, you all are a bunch of chickens.

Comment by: Dorgessporguess

January 17th, 2015 at 11:23 am

Shut up guys, we don’t want to know the release date of journey, we just like talking about the awesome graphics of the game. In fact, we all want to wait for another 3 years before they even think about releasing the game to ps4. That’s what we want, we want to wait for the game to come out in 3 years…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH. Yeah I agree with the last few guys,what’s your problem everyone? Why are you so scared to ask when the game Journey comes out? You all are just like democrats, we ask a question, and you don’t even answer it, hahah, what a laugh.

Comment by: Jitse

January 17th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

@Sunni: Any update from Tricky Pixels yet? :P

Comment by: DWala

January 17th, 2015 at 9:52 pm

The reason why no one is discussing the release date is because the release date has never been announced. The game is coming. Relax. I’d far rather have the game come out without bugs than be rushed out to satisfy a bunch of whiny gamers…. who would simply complain incessantly about the bugs.

Comment by: Jacklouvuar

January 17th, 2015 at 10:48 pm

You’re right about that Dwala, but they could give us an estimate of the game release. Just an idea.

Comment by: SQS

January 21st, 2015 at 12:19 pm

As someone who just bought a PS4, I completely missed the PS3. This game was one of the many that I was desperate to play.I’m glad it’s coming…i just hope it’s soon

Comment by: Ilea Cristian

January 22nd, 2015 at 11:32 am

It’s almost February. Give us a sign, guys :(

Comment by: DWalla

January 22nd, 2015 at 12:34 pm

I’ve worked with smart game developers on various projects. Release dates are typically not announced until they have a pretty solid idea as to when it will be completed. Announcing a release date and then to have it pushed back will irritate people even more so that what is happening in here now. When they have a pretty solid date they feel confident they can hit….. they’ll announce it. Until then, be patient.

Comment by: Gimlao

January 22nd, 2015 at 5:18 pm

It would be good to at least give us an idea of what have been done or not, a percentage of completion of development, anything.

But never zero infos, since August 12th 2014…

Comment by: Sunni

January 22nd, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Hi there everyone, thanks for talking to us via this blog post!

I can share with you the game looks, sounds, and feels good based on the last version I saw, but for reasons DWalla has alluded to, I can’t get into more details than that just yet.

We’re anxious and eager along with all of you. I trust our anticipation and eagerness will pay off once the release makes it’s way to our PS4s in the coming future…. Please hang in there with us a bit longer. :)

Comment by: Robert Luo

January 22nd, 2015 at 8:07 pm

so there is still no excat date of the release…

Comment by: JanDEIson

January 22nd, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Would like to reach to the Creative Forces (Team) of ThatGameCompany, Keep it up! We are rooting for your great success! We hope to see more of your great games in the future. Wala po kayong katulad! No gaming company as of now reach us players around the world like you did. :-)

Comment by: Gimlao

January 23rd, 2015 at 5:58 am

Actually, a date is not that important.

What’s really important is infos about “what have been done” and “what still need to be tested”.

Comment by: KingKevo

January 24th, 2015 at 5:01 am

I do also prefer getting a game that is finished, but it is obvious that Tricky Pixels ran into some problems and looking at the nature of the game those are probably networking issues that prevent the game from being put already.

However as a response to what Sunni said. That train has already left the station when originally you wrote this in the announcement: “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.”

“This year” aka 2014 is over, it is 2015 now. That is why people are asking for more info. When a game gets announced for 2014 and then it does not come out that year and there is no real official statement as to why that is people get angry and/or and/or frustrated.

Neither Tricky Pixels (do they even have a twitter?!) nor you guys did communicate the delay to us properly. C’mon, Journey is not the biggest game out there so please be more open to your loyal fan base and as smaller devs be more upfront and be a role model and simply tell us which issues you ran into and why and that you are currently aiming for this or that date and that you will keep updating us when there is anything new to share.

But no one does that… AT ALL. It is just the “we do not know what these guys are doing. It is great though, but nothing to share guys” type of answer that could also be translated to “F u guys. Stop asking.”

We’d just love to see more openness after the delay we only knew about because no game came out. Just send Tricky Pixels to the PS blog to give us an update.

Anyway, that is it for me. I’d like to see such a detailed post from you (tgc) once in a while. an no offense, I love you and the game.

Comment by: Jahonyjalomn

January 24th, 2015 at 7:11 pm

And still no idea? What, are we going to have to wait until 2017? If so, then wow. But seriously, please give us just an idea, thanks a bunch.

Comment by: François

February 3rd, 2015 at 9:43 am

Journey for Vita! Please!

Comment by: PokoPoc

February 4th, 2015 at 2:48 am

I hope it release in this month :)
Cheer up man~!

Comment by: ???

February 5th, 2015 at 9:52 am

Great? Love Journey? I’ve seen Flower in PS4 ?hoping Journey in PS4 soon
Thanks thatgamecompany

they are the best games I played these years

Comment by: John

February 5th, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Hello, I was wondering if this game will be available by the beginning of May? I have some family coming into town in early May and would love to be able to share the journey experience with them, since they are not gamers themselves.

Thanks,
John

Comment by: plzfast

February 7th, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Well……………..UPDATE US PLEASE

Comment by: Justin

February 7th, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Just got the game in the mail today. Played it three times already. LOVE IT! Beautiful and Intriguing. I will refer this to many others. Please develop a 2nd Journey or a followup like it. Keep up the great work.

Comment by: katatonic

February 8th, 2015 at 10:01 am

Just a tricky question which came into my mind: Will journey be considered as a multiplayer game on ps4? In other words: Will I need to pay for psn network to play journey together with other players?

Comment by: Sunni

February 9th, 2015 at 11:33 am

@katatonic I believe Journey on PS4 will be an exemption so players won’t have to pay extra for the multiplayer, however this decision is ultimately up to Sony so we’ll see what is officially announced on that matter.

@KingKevo you’re right, the train did leave the station when we made the announcement. At the time, we were told this was coming and to prepare an announcement. I’m sorry it’s been delayed as much as it has, I understand the tease and anticipation is frustrating. I’m also sorry I don’t have access to any more official details, as that is all we have been informed of because we are not working directly on the port.

I recognize this is a lot of patience to ask of our community. As soon as SCEA provides further details to us, we will share them here as well, as any further info will come from them directly.

@John Thank you for sharing with your family members! That is exciting, we’ll send out updates as soon as we find out!

Comment by: Gimlao

February 11th, 2015 at 11:58 am

This is not a multiplayer game.

This is a singleplayer experience showing another random player in his solo experience if he is at the same place…

A multiplayer game would also allow us to choose a friend to play with.

Comment by: Ariel

February 18th, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Is there any posibility that the games that you develope in the upcoming years will be made into virtual reality?

Thank you so much. Cheers!!!

Comment by: Philip

February 28th, 2015 at 7:13 am

So we are now at March and still no “official” word as to what has gone wrong with the PS4 release of Journey. I have no problem with delays, but if it is to occur, at least explain why and when we can expect it to be complete. Its a port from PS3 to PS4! If naughty dog can manage with The Last of Us, what is wrong with you guys? You can’t fudge your way out of the fact that this is a small downloable game only.

Comment by: Dagobonuts

February 28th, 2015 at 8:25 am

@Philip. Read the comments, these guys aren’t doing the port, a company named Tricky Pixels is and thatgamecompany is waiting for word from Sony on the game’s progress as much as we are. Take it up with them

Comment by: Rena

March 1st, 2015 at 7:45 pm

@sunni One question I’ve been wondering. Will ps4 and ps3 players meet each other during their journey?
Thx!

Comment by: John

March 2nd, 2015 at 8:24 am

Hello,

Can you please give us tricky pixel’s contact information so that we can hound on them instead of you?

I don’t think anyone is blaming you anymore for the delay, but this seems to be our only Outlet to express our frustration.

Comment by: Bing

March 3rd, 2015 at 7:29 pm

??2014?????PS4???????????journey???????????PS3???????????????PS4???2015?????3??????????????

Comment by: Bing

March 3rd, 2015 at 7:35 pm

I’m sorry, I do not know you can not display Chinese font website.
n January 2015, I bought a PS4, because you said that it would launch PS4 version of the journey at the end of the year.
So I did not buy PS3.When will you launch PS4 version? Really ages ah!

Comment by: Robert Luo

March 4th, 2015 at 2:19 am

@Bing
Be patient bro. I also bought a ps4 and look forward to play journey on it. But you just have to give these guys some time for them to make this game perfect on the next-gen.

And please work on your grammar. I am also from China^.^

Comment by: Bing

March 5th, 2015 at 6:37 pm

@ Robert Luo
My english is terrible poor.It is not easy for me to consider perfect grammar.I am glad to know that you know my point.

Comment by: Sentero

March 5th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

I know it probably wasn’t on purpose that it was such an over-shot to think it would be released in December 2014, but after all this time it does seem a bit frustrating. Release it in march xD that way I can buy it with life is strange part 2 and buy them both, and its also my birthday so win win win

Comment by: Kamil

March 7th, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Hi I am 43 years old father of my 15 years old son who show me the JOURNEY this evening. I need to say that I was crying at the end this game really touch my soul Thank You for bringing this amazing experience

Comment by: jiaxuqian

March 12th, 2015 at 4:53 am

I want know how we can play this game on PS4.Can u tell us?

Comment by: Jitse

March 13th, 2015 at 11:18 am

They can’t, the PS4 version is being handled by Tricky Pixels. I’m getting the feeling Sony is one who is keeping the lid on things…

Comment by: jiaxuqian

March 14th, 2015 at 1:31 am

Oh god.It’s mean Journey on PS4 is so hard?How long we can play this?

Comment by: Robert Luo

March 16th, 2015 at 1:42 am

@jiaxuqian I bet it will be released sometime in May or June but guessing is all that i can do…

Comment by: jiaxuqian

March 16th, 2015 at 9:14 pm

@Robert Luo May be,just waiting for…

Comment by: Rodrigo

March 17th, 2015 at 8:17 am

Hola, quizás no me entiendan porque veo que todos los comentarios estan en inglés. Pues desde América Latina también esperamos con ganas de ver Journey en PS4. Ha pasado mucho tiempo y aún no dan noticias nuevas. Espero no sea una mala señal de que la misión ha fallado, saludos.

Comment by: Richard Milner

March 20th, 2015 at 2:15 am

I went on Journey last night for the first time in some months. Clearly the number of players is down a lot from the early days — I can hardly complain having not played for a long time — however one other traveller did appear for a couple of minutes but did not stay around. I hope the PS4 release will stimulate a new wave of players. Journey is one of my favourite games of all time, and there is a very special thing about travelling with a companion.

Comment by: DeliriumsFrogs

March 22nd, 2015 at 5:34 pm

This game.. Oh, this game! :)
Please, if it’s possible, bring this over to Vita.
I can’t imagine anything better than Journey on a handheld…and on Vita it would be gorgeous!

Comment by: PhorteX

March 23rd, 2015 at 1:49 pm

It must be the 100ed time I’m checking for news on Journey, love the game and I can hardly wait to play it again on PS4. I wish more games were like yours, more feeling and ideals. I can’t really express how exited I am for your coming games. Keep up the good work!

Comment by: Lehulk

March 24th, 2015 at 6:01 pm

I’ve been visiting this page almost everyday since the game has been announced on PS4.

As I didn’t own a PS3 (but I was really tempted to buy one just for this game), I’m really looking forward to finally be able to experience this magical game.

Please give us some updates on the release date ! :)

Comment by: Etienne

March 27th, 2015 at 6:57 am

Hi,

Do you have news about the release date of journey on PS4? It’s been a long time it was announced. All players who has not had the ps3 are eager to play this game. Please say something about that!

Thanks

Comment by: Vasileios Georgopoulos

March 29th, 2015 at 12:06 pm

i m a HUGE fan of the game…
glad its coming on ps4 so that more ppl can play it… but what about pc?

Comment by: David P

March 30th, 2015 at 10:06 pm

So… Any news about Journey? I loved the game on the PS3 and I’ve been waiting and waiting and eyeing my ps3 copy jealously. But no. I want to wait for the PS4 experience because I believe in you guys. Please let us know that we aren’t wrong to stay excited.

Your long-time fan,
David P

Comment by: Kaminari

April 3rd, 2015 at 10:30 pm

https://twitter.com/Mr_Aaron/status/581079507479711745

I wish PS3 and PS4 versions could be compatible online, but I’m not counting on it.

Comment by: Erich

April 6th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE port this game to the Vita. I don’t have the money for a PS3 or PS4 and I play most of my games on a handheld or PC these days. I’m absolutely dying to play this game and a Vita port would be a wonderful gift to us Vita supporters who are starved for first-tier games.

Comment by: Kimi_L

April 11th, 2015 at 7:48 am

The only thing I want to say …You have brought FLOW & FLOWER to Vita, why not bring Journey???We’ve been expect it for a VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME!!!

Comment by: Wouter

April 13th, 2015 at 1:33 am

Are they still alive there at Tricky Pixels? …. , or maybe it is not a priority for them? , because i get the feeling that next year we are still waiting for this game …

Comment by: rob

April 13th, 2015 at 5:39 am

I agree there must be some news by now as when it will be released?

Comment by: Anonymous

April 13th, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Could you give us the contact information for tricky pixels please?

I would like to contact them directly

Comment by: jiaxuqian

April 16th, 2015 at 12:13 am

u get a long time no news with the journey

Comment by: jiaxuqian

April 16th, 2015 at 12:24 am

Can u tell us a time or give us a news with journey?

Comment by: rob

April 16th, 2015 at 11:36 pm

I just read that journey will be released as said in above comment in mid 2015 so a june july release date probly then

Comment by: Aaron

April 20th, 2015 at 7:25 am

Here are the answers to all of your questions:

2014 Announcement & Original Release Window:
The port was originally slated for a release in 2014, but in order to make the game run fluidly in 1080p and 60FPS, it had to be pushed back. Journey was specifically designed to take as much advantage of the PS3′s architecture as possible, so there was much work to be done.

Stage of development/estimation of release:
We are not developing the port, as many of you know. Tricky Pixels is porting the game over, with Sony overseeing the process. We can’t say what stage of development or give an estimation for release unless if Sony tells us where it’s at and that it’s okay to tell. The main issue, though, is that porting over games isn’t an exact science, so there are always new issues coming up. Most game publishers, Sony included, don’t give firm release dates until the downloadable games are finished. So, no one can give a firm release date until the game is nearly finished or completely finished and through Quality Assurance.

Journey PS4 Collector’s Edition:
The Collector’s Edition is slated to release this summer, with regions/countries and a specific release date to be announced at a later date.

PC/XBox/WiiU/etc. release for Journey:
It won’t happen unless if Sony stops making video game consoles, because Sony owns the game and funded it in order to make it exclusive to their platforms. Even if Sony stops making consoles, it’d depend on whether or not Sony wants to port and publish it on anything else.

PS Vita Port of Journey:
Nothing’s been announced regarding a PS Vita port. Sony does know that a lot of people want a PS Vita port. We can’t make any comments other than those.

Tricky Pixels Contact Info:
They don’t have a website as of yet, but I’d suggest that everyone just patiently wait until the news is announced.
There’s no need to worry if or if not its coming out or if Tricky Pixels can do the job. The port is coming along really well, and it’ll almost certainly be in your PS4s very soon. :D

Aaron
Community Manager

Comment by: Arvid

April 22nd, 2015 at 1:52 am

Thank you Aaron for the calming words. I’m reallt looking forward playing Journey with my SO this summer or fall!

Comment by: Allan

April 22nd, 2015 at 8:17 am

Who bought the game in digital format can download free?

Comment by: KingKevo

May 6th, 2015 at 1:18 am

For people still interested; this is the most recent official update from the owner of Tricky Pixels and apparently the Director of the game: https://twitter.com/Griff_/with_replies

As you can see, it’s his twitter and I’m sure he’d be willing to give a more detailed update on their (at some point). It’s afaik the only more or less official and direct source to get in touch with Tricky Pixels as they do not operate anything from a website to official pages on twitter or fb. And since we know tgc and Sony cannot/will not really talk about the game our best shpt is to ask Martin Griffiths, owner of and director at Tricky Pixels.

I hope it comes this summer AND WILL BE CROSS BUY SO I GET IT FOR FREE. It’d be the least Sony could do, except for a PS+ release that is.

Comment by: ture bigboss

May 8th, 2015 at 5:50 am

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Comment by: Amin

May 16th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Any possibility of a future PC port? I had played Journey on PS3 and have since sold the console. Having the game on Steam in the future would be huge.

Comment by: Dagobonuts

June 15th, 2015 at 9:12 pm

So E3 press conference and no Journey PS 4. You guys gonna be on the floor? Is this game ever actually coming out, or will we keep getting dates that inevitably get delayed?

Comment by: Leo

June 21st, 2015 at 4:57 am

We are waiting for Journey on PS4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by: Allan

June 21st, 2015 at 7:20 am

TGC please give us a position :)

Comment by: alexiel

June 21st, 2015 at 10:44 am

i dont understand i have recevied multiple mails , after E3 from weareplaystation , that propose to test journey before buying , i thought it was a counter attack at the xbox one preview program ( like steam early access but for free , but in the mail nowhere it is stated is it’s for ps3 or ps4 version , and the PS3 trial already exist since 2 years on french PSN , and when i click the link the adress tranforms into the main page of the PSN website, so i suppose it was for the ps4 version but it’s not out yet, but it should be released very very soon .

Comment by: alexiel

June 21st, 2015 at 10:49 am

here are the link to a part of the mail, and its not for the ps3 version so i dont understand… and funny is that i keep receving the same mail over and over, and sorry it was not send via weareplaystation but playstation itself

here is the photo of the mail i recevied yester 1 day ago adressed to another PSN account…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0iyykijmmawbsem/2015-06-21%2019.45.50.png?dl=0

Comment by: Steve

June 22nd, 2015 at 7:31 am

I was at E3, and they had the game running on 4 demo stations in the Sony booth. The game was fully playable, running at 60fps with volumetric fog and dynamic lighting in place. It looked quite good.

Now for the bad news. Particle effects were minimal, and blowing sand/snow effects were absent, even on the final stage. The noteworthy soft focus/bloom lighting effects were also absent.

In short, while the game itself was intact and playable, most of the things that could potentially cause the frame rate to drop were not yet in. If they plan to implement these before release, I would estimate at least 2 or 3 more months of development will be needed. If not then the game is pretty much ready to go now, but somewhat visually handicapped.

Comment by: alexiel

June 22nd, 2015 at 9:42 am

so i wonder why i had all these emails about trying for free a game , if it was about the ps3 version we already got the trail version since a long time ….
so it was not a counter attack for the eraly acces on game xbox one … i dunno what these mails were about… lol

Comment by: Mark

June 22nd, 2015 at 12:18 pm

I suppose it’s not even worth asking if it will ever come to PC? I’ve heard so much about this game and would buy it in a minute. Except I only have PC and Xbox

Comment by: Mark

June 22nd, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Never mind re: question about PC, I just say the previous post by alexiel. Oh well. As cool as this game sounds, I’m not going to buy a PS3/4 just to play it.

Comment by: alexiel

June 22nd, 2015 at 1:38 pm

sorry mark like ori and the blind forest , this game is made by a first party studio from the console maker.

so ori will never go to playstation like all microsoft studios games, and santa monica, or thatgamecompany was making games exclusive to Play, but they are free now, they have made a new studio and their next game ABZU , will surely comes to xbox one and maybe PC…

Comment by: DWalla

June 26th, 2015 at 1:25 am

@alexiel… ABZU is coming to the PS4 and PC only. There will not be an XBoxOne version.

Comment by: rob

July 6th, 2015 at 11:15 pm

It’s not conformed but 21st july looks like the release date of journey on PS4 let’s hope it is looking forward to it very much

Comment by: Allan

July 7th, 2015 at 7:40 am

Yes I read about it .. this confirmed for July 21

Comment by: Sunni

July 7th, 2015 at 9:50 am

It’s finally coming! Journey for PS4 has been announced for July 21st! :D

We know it’s been a long time coming, and together with Sony and Tricky Pixels it was important to make sure Journey on PS4 lives up to the experience you were expecting. Thank you so much to each of you for your support and patience leading up to today’s announcement.

Comment by: WOOOOOOO

July 12th, 2015 at 2:44 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOO
Sunni, I won’t be able to sleep tonight after reading what you’ve said!
WE’RE SO CLOSE!!

Comment by: Allan

July 14th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

The game is already in pre-sale on PSN :)

Comment by: Luzifer

July 21st, 2015 at 1:58 am

But no CrossBuy what’s going on?

Comment by: Allan

July 21st, 2015 at 9:11 am

I am awaiting to download

Comment by: Stoobing

July 21st, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Stunning game but utterly ruined by having multiplayer. How do you disable this like the PS3 version??

Comment by: Nymo

July 22nd, 2015 at 9:26 am

Hey, just wondering how TGC feels about the poor visual & audio port on PS4 ?
Tricky Pixels clearly didn’t understood nor respected the awesome work that went into Journey. It’s a shame, you guys created a masterpiece, the PS4 port kinda ruins it.
Love.

Comment by: vector

July 22nd, 2015 at 2:12 pm

I have a dumb question.. Will PS3 and PS4 players can share a journey together? I mean, ps3 only meet ps3 users or vice-versa or i’m having a ps3 cannot meet a ps4 player?

Comment by: AlreadyFlying

July 23rd, 2015 at 3:55 am

Don’t know about anyone else, but my Journey on PS4 has been the lonliest one: Absolutely no co-op happening the first couple day of launch. I used to have a PS3 and played the PS3 version so I know what I’m missing.

Comment by: Muskatnatt

January 31st, 2016 at 7:28 am

The only game worth playing. Hope next one wil be as well. I imagine a partly underwater game.

Comment by: Pepe

April 8th, 2016 at 1:24 am

Thanks for Journey. Amazing!!!!!. I need MORE!!!!!!!!

Comment by: David Daniels

February 1st, 2017 at 9:42 am

How do you save on PS4 Pro? I have to keep restarting!

   
   

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