Why this sure-to-be gem wasn’t announced at the Sony press conference earlier today may always remain a mystery. Announced just moments ago is the latest title from the team behind Flower, one of the best games on the PSN Store. Yup, that’s right! thatgamecompany’s newest title is called Journey; a PS3 exclusive destined for release sometime next year.
Continuing the style found in Flower, Journey will ask players to navigate an ancient civilization all the while using the game’s gentle and serene controls. The official fact sheet for the game can be found below. Be sure to stick with PlayStation LifeStyle as we’ll try and get any additional nuggets of information that can be found at E3!
Platform: PlayStation®3 system
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Rating: “RP” for “Rating Pending”
The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation®Network titles flOw & Flower® are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games.
An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents TGC’s unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way.
Journey’s innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience – creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.
INTUITIVE CONTROLS AND EXPERIENCE –Players with differing skill levels and/or moods can experience the game at their own pace.
LUSH AND EXPANSIVE ENVIRONMENTS – Grand landscapes filled with dynamic sand and cloth. Fully simulated sand dunes ripple and slide as players move across them.
FRESH ONLINE ADVENTURE – Players explore a mysterious world, discovering its hidden history. People are free to travel alone, or adventure with strangers that they meet along the way.