The Unfinished Swan, Journey PS4 Versions Officially Confirmed (Update)
Over on the PS Blog, Sony Santa Monica Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman confirmed that they’re targeting 60fps. As well, The Unfinished Swan will include cross-buy, with Kaufman saying:
Hey everyone, to answer the constant cross-buy question so it doesn’t keep getting asked in every ensuing comment, YES both games will support cross-buy.
As a cross-buy title, once Journey or The Unfinished Swan is downloaded you will be able to download it for free on any other platform available through the PlayStation Network, much like how fl0w, Escape Plan, and Flower were launched for PS4.
Kaufman also answered the question of whether or not these games will appear on PlayStation Vita:
We are focused on bringing thatgamecompany’s 2012 Game of the Year, Journey, and Giant Sparrow’s critically-acclaimed title to the PS4 at this time.
Finally confirming the previous leak, Sony has announced that both Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to the PlayStation 4. Neither of the titles have release dates yet, though Sony did say they will be “out soon.”
Ported over by Tricky Pixels, Journey will run at 1080p on PS4, with more details about the new version of the game coming in a future announcement.
Jenova Chen, President and Creative Director of Journey developer thatgamecompany, offered up this message today:
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.
As well, The Unfinished Swan will run at 1080p on PS4, with Ian Dallas, Creative Director for developer Giant Sparrow, saying:
I’m pleased to announce that The Unfinished Swan is coming to PS4 later this year, and for those of you at Gamescom, stop by the Sony booth to see the game running at 1080p firsthand.
The Unfinished Swan is about awe and wonder – the kind you experience as a child when reading a book for the first or even tenth time. We hope to inspire this same feeling in people that are new to the game or have already enjoyed it on PS3.
We want to thank the folks at Armature Studio, who did all the work to bring the game to PS4. They put a ton of effort in to make it look amazing, including going back to the original art files and regenerating higher resolution versions.
While the announcement posts for each game didn’t mention if they’ll include cross-buy, the description in the new Journey video confirms that it will include cross-buy on PS4 and PS3.
[Source: PS Blog]