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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Journey developer may announce new game this year

Thatgamecompany, developer of Flow, Flower and Journey, has hinted it may reveal its next game in 2014.

"Hopefully you will hear about it this year," said Jenova Chen, co-founder & creative director of thatgamecompany, in response to a query from a fan asking what's next for the studio.

The Critically acclaimed PSN title Journey completed a three-game exclusivity deal with Sony. After parting ways with the platform holder the studio said it wants to release its next project "on as many platforms as possible".

Although there aren't any specific details, Chen previously said the game will explore the idea of emotional connection between players and attempt "something even more ambitious" than what it's done before.

"We are looking at a universal control [scheme] which is touch control because it is literally on all the platforms," he said.

"So we've been having fun just exploring that area because we are always giving the gamer new controls, we were the first to really push the tilt on the Sixaxis controller, so we feel we can do something brand new in touch as well.

"But the more important part of our game is actually the multiplayer experience now - bringing a new emotion between the players in the game and between each other."

Chen has also previously said the company is considering a free-to-play business model for the unannounced title.