Journey Coming to PS4 at 60fps

Remastered PS4 collection of ThatGameCompany trilogy due for release in summer.

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Sony is preparing to release a remastered PlayStation 4 collection of three games developed by award-winning indie studio ThatGameCompany.

The trilogy, due for release in the summer, will package FlOw, Flower, and Journey onto one Blu-ray disc. Representatives for Sony told GameSpot that Journey on PS4 doubles the framerate to 60fps, but makes no other changes. It will also run at 1080p.

Meanwhile, around the same time as the trilogy's release, a standalone digital edition of Journey will also be listed on the PS4 PlayStation Store. Fl0w and Flower are already available on the digital shop, and both are freely available to customers who already purchased the two games on their PlayStation 3 or PS Vita. Whether Journey would be part of the same Cross-buy promotion has yet to be confirmed.

ThatGameCompany was co-founded in 2006 by two University of Southern California students, Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago, and one year later released its first game, Fl0w, on PS3.

By 2009, the studio had made a name for itself after the release of its acclaimed title Flower, in which players take on the role of a gust of wind to spread life across various rural locations.

GameSpot's Flower review summarised: "If you're looking for an antidote to the many sequels and franchises on the market, then Flower offers something unique and while it lasts, it's a great game in its own right."

Journey, the studio's third title, is widely considered to be bar far its most successful both critically and commercially. Following its release in March 2012, the game went on to become the fastest-selling PSN game, and was lauded in GameSpot's Journey review. Critic Jane Douglas wrote: "It's a real accomplishment that Journey draws together so many conventional game elements, and so well, and still feels like the art piece we expect from the makers of Flow and Flower: intriguing, ambiguous, and experimental."

However, Chen claimed that the resources required to make Journey had effectively "bankrupted" the company. In 2014, it was reported that the studio had raised $7 million from a venture capital firm for its fourth project.

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Oh look more remasters. Money, money, money,..... I'm bored, could you try and be creative and make some new games again please?

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@RaveNRolla: Cross buy. If you haven't played it and have a PS4, now you can. If you have played it and want to play it on PS4, now you can for no extra charge.

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@RaveNRolla: xbox do the exact same thing

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No, really, GameSpot... can we drop that artificial insisting on 60fps? Especially in titles.

I would expect you to give example, not to add oil to the fire.

I think I'll just stop clicking on links with framerate mentioned in the title.

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Guess I won't buy Flower for $1.50 on sale now if this disc is coming out. I sold my PS3 before Journey came out and wanna play it on my PS4.

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@Vodoo: although - it's worth noting that Flower is cross-buy when digital. You could buy it for PS3 for $1.50 and get it on PS4 free

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Didn't get the chance to play it the first time around, day one buy!

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Steve Perry ! =P

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I wanted to love Journey, I was envious of people that had "an emotional experience" when playing it, but no such luck. It didn't do anything for me. I mean, sure, it was nice to look at, but no emotional response. Maybe the part of me that responds to art is broken.

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@bluefox755: lol

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Uh it was already confirmed crossbuy from devs at santa monica studio


"As a cross-buy title, once Journey is downloaded you will be able to download it for free on any other platform available through the PlayStation Network, much like how fl0w and Flower were launched for PS4."


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if they release the same game in a short interval for both systems(ps3/ps4) it's considerated a ps3 version and a ps4 version, they call it remaster just because of the long time?

Correct me if i'm wrong but, you cant call it remaster if the "remaster" is not gonna be released on the same system. Otherwise bioshock 1 or red alert for ps3 can be considerated a remaster(im sure there are better examples out there).

resume: this game wasnt released on ps4, why call it REmaster?

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I think I need to repeat this several times: this game is cross-buy! So no milking involved - PS3 owners get updated graphics and 60 FPS for free!

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System/company exclusive games being remade makes sense. So i'm ok with this

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@b1ank: Backwards compatibility would've made sense,but hey I ain't the one accepting this bullshit so have as many remasters as you can take,not like you bought new systems for new games.

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Its to short for me.

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@ps3gamer1234: that's what she said lol.

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There was this person who traveled with me up the mountain, who i'd hug if I ever found you in real life.

We traveled together on that last level, the last stretch up the mountain with the blizzard all around us, shouting to keep each other warm and moving, and when I fell off the bridge I felt so depressed because I thought i'd lost you.. but you waited for me. You waited. I wanted to shout and jump and celebrate, but it was so windy and cold, we just pressed on.

We kept traveling together, and I wanted to stay by your side up the mountain, but I couldn't make it.. and you kept shouting to try to keep me moving, but in the end we just couldn't..

I can't remember your screen name, but i'll never forget you and our journey together.


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@razrabbit: There were so many moments like this when playing Journey. I used to help as many people as I could; showing where to hide and where to find all the scarf pieces until you could have your own white robe. Why? Because someone helped me and I was very grateful and I loved how it made me feel so, in turn, I would help whenever I could. I appreciated how the game play encouraged helping someone else. Journey on!

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What a surprise.

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If cross buy it's mine.

If it's not cross buy? Who am I kidding I'll buy it anyway. Great game.

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I think this and The Last of Us are the 2 most justified remasters out there. I see 0 fault in taking two amazing games and giving them more exposure as well as giving those of us who enjoyed the games an even prettier experience. Journey is that rare indie game that simply transcends expectations of what an indie game is "supposed to be."

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Always been on my list of games to get to eventually but I have had so may to play decided to put it aside so that it could get my full attention. Hopefully by the time I get to the PS4 version there wont be 4k 120fps remaster on the PS5...

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If there's one game that doesn't need a remaster, it's Journey. It's art style will keep it stunning a lot longer than most games.

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@i5204: But how will they milk the game if they don't remaster it?

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@i5204: They're basically bumping the frame rate and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that in my eyes. It will look the same, just run a bit smoother and that's really great.

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@whalesex@i5204: If it was free.

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Which it is, if you bought it on PS3

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@DesignByAdrian: Then I guess it's okay.

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Now Im glad I never played it :) will buy on PS4

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Damn. I just played it.

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This game could run at 4K at 120 fps on any decent mid-end PC.

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@Trickymaster: Put the PS3 disk in and give it a go then

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@b1ank@Trickymaster: LOL neither the PS4 can do that.

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@Trickymaster: cool, so where's the petition site ?

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@Trickymaster: but it's not..

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Uh oh, going to end up buying this a second time.

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@theteaface: It will most likely be Cross-buy, just like Flow & Flower! When you go to "buy" it a second time, it will simply say "Download" if you've already bought it on the PS3 :)

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@emotiontheory@theteaface: Ah, that would be sweet! This is definitely up there in my top ten games

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Looks like my fiancee is going to play this game some more, lol. That's pretty cool though, I hope more games make the transition to next-gen. At least Sony doesn't usually charge you anything to get them again.

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You can't use that word here. We are all supposed to pretend to be dorky guys/gals that rarely leave their parents' home for social interaction. You are ruining the ambiance. No using the following words either: boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife.

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Finally,now I just need Drake and I am satisfied!

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Cool, I've already got flower (thanks cross-buy!) but I will pick up HD Journey

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I'll always remember this game as the indie that beat Halo 4 for GotY.

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Not bad. Although, I have flow and flower from PS+ and sales.

New owners are in for a treat.

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It's one of the few games that stays with you after you turn it off. And that pretty much without narrative or communication.

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Both Flower and Journey are beautiful games. I find them both to be so peaceful and inspiring.

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So what if you bought the disc based trilogy. Do you still get the free upgrade?

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