I saw that this had been posted on the Playstation Blog as well as on the thatgamecompany blog, and I knew for certain that you should know. The PlayStation Network game, Journey, is finally complete. The official release date for Journey, as well as pricing was released last week. Download it from the PlayStation Store for $14.99 starting March 13th, 2012. Journey will be kicking off this year’s “Spring Fever”, whatever that is.
I was very excited about the game concept, but hadn’t heard much scuttlebutt in the last few months, so those that were waiting to hear about this game, here it be.
The developer’s blog post reads:
“With each game we create, we want to bring something truly unique and authentic to the user. We want our players to experience something they have never felt before. Our first game for PSN was flOw in 2007, a meditative zen video game haiku. We followed that in 2009 with Flower, our video game version of a poem about the tension between urban bustle and natural serenity. Journey, our third game, is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s.
You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience along the way is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what your purpose is.
…for us, the Journey in the game has also become a metaphor for the development process of the game itself. Our team is very close to our own mountaintop; we are just a few short weeks away from letting the world experience what we’ve poured our hearts and souls into these last three years. I can’t describe how eager we are to let everyone finally play the game and hear about your experiences with it.”
Journey will also be released on March 14th in Europe, and March 15th in Japan.