news\ Feb 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Thatgamecompany's next game will be multiplatform for 'big financial success'


Thatgamecompany achieved immense success with its last game, Journey, but the independent studio has announced that it's next project won't be a Sony exclusive.

That's a big move for the studio since its past games released solely on PlayStation 3.

"I think to have a financial success, that is going to change everyone, it has to be much bigger than a game on the PlayStation platform," creative director Jenova Chen told Polygon (via Eurogamer) after his presentation at the DICE Summit. Journey, the company's fourth title, was at first a financial disaster that bankrupted the company — that is, until it found commercial success through critical applause.

Chen is now looking to find a financial hit by creating a game that can be played on any platform. The new, mystery game his team is working on pushes the ideas of Journey much further.

"Journey was focused on connection," he said. "I think we are trying to do one level above that with this game."

He was hesitant to say more out of concern that he'd set up unreasonable expectations, which is a valid worry given how positive the response to Journey was.

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