One of the most anticipated games on the PlayStation Network finally has a release date.
Journey, thatgamecompany’s beautiful desert exploration game, has been announced to launch on March 13. Journey will cost an affordable $14.99.
You may know thatgamecompany for their previous games, flower and flow. Both games are considered to be some of the most beautiful games on the PlayStation 3 and are strong arguments for the games as art debate.
Jenova Chen, creative director at thatgamecompany, took to the PlayStation blog to announce that Journey would be kicking off the PlayStation Network Spring Fever promotion this year. Spring Fever is an event that sees the release of numerous high profile games on the PlayStation Network.
Journey is described by Chen as “an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s.”
The game has only one goal - to reach the mountain that is always off in the distance. The player will explore the expansive desert environment discovering landmarks and other players who are on their own personal journey to the mountain.
Journey has been in the works for the past three years which is unheard of for a downloadable title. With the pedigree thatgamecompany has earned over the years, those three years have definitely been well spent.
There are other games, however, that have yet to be announced for the Spring Fever promotion. Journey may be the first game to headline the event, but we’ll keep you up to date on the other announcements as there’s sure to be some great games coming out in March.
Here’s some videos that explain what Journey is and what players can look forward to as they find their way to the mountain: