PlayStation 3

Journey On PlayStation 3 Is About Exploring With Strangers

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The developers of Fl0w and Fl0wer have a new game in development for Sony’s PlayStation Network on PlayStation 3, titled Journey (no zero this time), and today, Sony released a new trailer for the game, which gives it the same peaceful feel as a lot of thatgamecompany’s previous titles.

 

You might be surprised to learn that Journey is an online adventure game. The player awakens in an unknown world, and sets out to explore it, learning more about a mysterious civilization along the way. From time to time, you’ll cross paths with strangers (other players) in this world, and can choose to travel together with them.

 

According to thatgamecompany, the point of Journey is "creating authentic moments [players] will remember and discuss with others."

 

Since there probably wouldn’t be much to discuss if every “experience” involved you walking through long stretches of sand alongside another player, it should be interesting to see how thatgamecompany try to promote discussion around the game.

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.