New Journey Details
On Thursday, December 9th, thatgamecompany’s upcoming new PSN title, Journey, wasÂ demonstrated atÂ Sony’s annual December showcase in New York. Journey’s designer Jenova Chan was also on handÂ at the event and shared new information about the game, includingÂ it’s uniqueÂ multiplayer aspect.
â€œWe can work together or I can ignore him,â€ Chan said. The multiplayer experience in Journey is automatic and designed to be free of the sort of annoyances that keep much of the mainstream gaming public from playing online, he explained.
â€œThere are no lobbies, and no competition,â€ he said. â€œAnd I donâ€™t have to play with anyone else if I donâ€™t want to. But if I do, then solving puzzles can go much fasterâ€”especially if the other player is a veteran. I can share his resources to do things I otherwise wouldnâ€™t be able to do yet.â€Â
Other tidbits about Journey were also revealed. For instance, collecting loose pieces of cloth in the game will increase the length or your character’s cape and walking past certain objects in the sand will cause them to light up. Journey is setÂ to a release sometime next year and like theatgamecompany’s previous works it’s sure to be a game like no other.Â Read more about Journey and other PS3 titles that were on display at the event here.