Go On a Journey with Sony
A fact sheet has been released just prior to E3 for thatgamecompany’s PlayStation 3 online adventure game which is due for release this year.
The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games.
An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents TGC’s unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way.
Journey’s innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience – creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.
UNIQUE GAMEPLAY EXPERIENCE – Players can explore without standard game conventions of “violence.” Unlike most games, Journey also features the concept of “de-empowering” the player to make feel helpless and tiny in vast world, experience awe and wonder
FRESH ONLINE ADVENTURE – Players explore a mysterious world, discovering its hidden history. People are free to travel alone, or adventure with strangers that they meet along the way. Innovative online cooperative play implementation with random players, “shared experience” of exploration and discovery
INTUITIVE CONTROLS AND EXPERIENCE –Players with differing skill levels and/or moods can experience the game at their own pace.
LUSH AND EXPANSIVE ENVIRONMENTS – Grand landscapes filled with dynamic sand and cloth. Fully simulated sand dunes ripple and slide as players move across them. Gorgeous graphics make players feel in awe of their surrounding environment.