Journey adventuring to PSN

E3 2010: ThatGameCompany's third PSN title revealed ahead of schedule; more information at company's presentation Thursday.

LOS ANGELES--Sony's press briefing included game reveals, exclusive deals, and more, but the company spoke nothing of a new release for the PlayStation Network from FlOw and Flower development studio ThatGameCompany. That said, the information found its way out anyway.

From the makers of Flower comes a new PSN title.

Tuesday night, a press release and images for a ThatGameCompany-developed game titled Journey popped up on video game discussion forum NeoGAF. The press release purports that Journey will offer "simple gameplay and accessible controls," similar to the studio's previous entries, when it debuts on the PSN in 2011.

Jenova Chen, founder of ThatGameCompany, recently quickly confirmed that Journey is indeed the studio's third game and promised further details on Thursday. The news comes via social-networking site Twitter, where Chen recently scribed "our new PSN title 'Journey' is leaked a bit early…" Accompanying the message was a link to the NeoGAF post, as well as a promise that his studio will officially unveil the project on Thursday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

ThatGameCompany's previous work, FlOw and Flower, featured simple designs in an effort to create accessible play experiences. Journey also falls within those definitions but is being dubbed an "online adventure experience," where players can travel through expansive landscapes either alone or with strangers they meet along the way.

To stay current with this year's show, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of E3 2010.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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27 comments
Raykuza
Raykuza

@freema Yeah, just petalstreaks and trophies. lol

Arcxe
Arcxe

I just about thought this was a new guitar hero game lol

twyz
twyz

Thank goodness it's not a game about the band Journey!

worlock77
worlock77

I loved both 'Flower' and 'Flow'. 'Flower' especially is one of the most unique and satisfying gaming experiences I've had in years. I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

yaba
yaba

I second that one.

rbenns2
rbenns2

Disappointing. I was hoping for a game based on the 80's rock band of that name.

freema
freema

@ TechnologoDoom I don't think it belongs on xbox. Journey won't have kill streaks or achievements.

yeebsey
yeebsey

Definitely looking forward to this, Flower is one of those games that made me drool all over the controller it was that good

purecontrol
purecontrol

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Afrojitsu
Afrojitsu

Looks great, I loved the sense of exploration in Shadow of the Colossus and this looks like it will be similar in that aspect

lamprey263
lamprey263

I didn't realize the same developer that made flOw also made Flower, enjoyed both anyways, but now that I know I'll probably look forward to hearing more about their next game.

Raykuza
Raykuza

@monson21502 Lol these games are American, dude.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Flower was great, so I'll have to give this one a look.

Amnesiac23
Amnesiac23 moderator

I may be in the minority, but I love artistic games like this. Video games honestly haven't seen enough "arts for arts sake" type of games.

monson21502
monson21502

i just cant get into these japanese games

yoda4ps3
yoda4ps3

Okay, glad i'm not the only one who thought they were talking about the band not a game haha

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

If you have the name Journey and you don't have Journey, you're doing it wrong.

Maxim_Bryant
Maxim_Bryant

Sweet! I want to hear some "Wheel in the Sky"! ^^

KayHangman
KayHangman

Flower was incredible so I'm definitely going to be watching for details on Journey. If it can match Flower's beauty and power, it'll be a must-have.

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

I thought this was going to be a game about the band Journey. lol

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

I thought they meant the band Journey. My excitement has vanished.

irishscott99
irishscott99

I was wanting to hear from ThatGameCompany

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

If Flower's anything to go by, I'm buying this on Day one. One of the most spiritual experiences I've ever witnessed, Flower was :)

Just-Adam
Just-Adam

Looking fwd to this !! I bought Flower and it was great ! ..

TechnologoDoom
TechnologoDoom

Journey looks to be a stellar game. Only wish they would port to xbox.