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Journey Getting its Own 'Very Limited' Multiplayer Beta

See what the developers of Flower have in store for multiplayer, if you're lucky.

I've played Journey, but you haven't. Fortunately, that's going to change for some of you!

thatgamecompany has revealed the ambitious multiplayer-driven adventure game's getting a "very limited" beta test, according to the company's Twitter, with more details on Monday.

I heard whispers about the beta at E3, so it's great to hear it's actually happening. When I played Journey just prior to E3, the multiplayer part wasn't working, so this'll all be new for me, too.

If you're not familiar with Journey, make sure to check out my hands-on preview and interview with designer Jenova Chen. We also had Chen sit down for one of the ridiculous E3 podcasts.

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Posted by patrickklepek

I've played Journey, but you haven't. Fortunately, that's going to change for some of you!

thatgamecompany has revealed the ambitious multiplayer-driven adventure game's getting a "very limited" beta test, according to the company's Twitter, with more details on Monday.

I heard whispers about the beta at E3, so it's great to hear it's actually happening. When I played Journey just prior to E3, the multiplayer part wasn't working, so this'll all be new for me, too.

If you're not familiar with Journey, make sure to check out my hands-on preview and interview with designer Jenova Chen. We also had Chen sit down for one of the ridiculous E3 podcasts.

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Posted by groin

first

Posted by christ0phe
@groin said:

first

that doesn't work sucka
Edited by CL60
@groin said:

first

/facepalm
Edited by Hector

I hope I get to hop on that beta I love the ICO/Shadows of the Colossus feel this game has.

Posted by nintendoeats

Ridiculously LONG E3 podcasts.

Edited by Sinful

Not first, but happy about it.  oh yeah..."LONG"

Posted by TekZero

Wait, where's Steve Perry?

Posted by groin

@christ0phe said:

@groin said:

first

that doesn't work sucka

What doesn't work?

Posted by Grissefar

@groin said:

@christ0phe said:

@groin said:

first

that doesn't work sucka

What doesn't work?

You can't get the quest if the post contains the word 'first'.

Don't worry it's easy enough to get, I've gotten it a hundred times.

Posted by groin

@Grissefar said:

@groin said:

@christ0phe said:

@groin said:

first

that doesn't work sucka

What doesn't work?

You can't get the quest if the post contains the word 'first'.

Don't worry it's easy enough to get, I've gotten it a hundred times.

I have gotten it twice today and at least 10 times before.

Posted by Grissefar

@groin said:

@Grissefar said:

@groin said:

@christ0phe said:

@groin said:

first

that doesn't work sucka

What doesn't work?

You can't get the quest if the post contains the word 'first'.

Don't worry it's easy enough to get, I've gotten it a hundred times.

I have gotten it twice today and at least 10 times before.

Cool, then maybe someone else can get it if they reply your first post. That happened to me for some reason, a while back.

Posted by cooljammer00

Will the multiplayer have machine guns?

Edited by Nomin

They should've named the game 'Forever Alone?' 
 
or 'Jenova is a Lonely Man'.
Posted by ninjalegend

It is an interesting concept. I always find having a reason to work together for a specific goal to be more motivating, ala a co op campaign. The whole meet people you don't know and work together or not depending on your mood works pretty well in real life. The pub down the street from me has billiard tables, and some kind of trivia you play at the bar, team vs team for free drinks. You also have the added bonus of visual conformation that the flesh sack you have been interacting with is not an AI, for better or worse. The whole point of video games, for me, is to do something I can not in real life.

Posted by boylie

@groin said:

@Grissefar said:

@groin said:

@christ0phe said:

@groin said:

first

that doesn't work sucka

What doesn't work?

You can't get the quest if the post contains the word 'first'.

Don't worry it's easy enough to get, I've gotten it a hundred times.

I have gotten it twice today and at least 10 times before.

...So you just sit on Giant Bomb and hit F5 until content shows up, then make a mad dash for the comments so you can post insightful comments such as "first"? AWESOME. Keep up the good work duder!

Posted by Vexed

So does this game feature a small town girl living in a lonely world or not?

Edited by TheDudeOfGaming

????
Posted by Kyreo

I want into this beta so hard. SO HARD!

Posted by SomeJerk

I have no idea how this is going to work online but I hope it simply ends up no-communication, two anonymous beings working for a goal, all artsy-like. I want to enjoy this on my screen yesterday.

Posted by Branthog

I can't decide which has been more overhyped from E3 - Journey or that "my dad was an alcoholic" game.

Posted by MisterMouse

Cant wait to hear more about this game.

Posted by Mesoian

Tell me what I need to do and I'll do it. Super interested in this game.

Posted by Dieless

I'm still unclear as to what you actually *do* in this game aside from world traversal. Is there any sort of interaction/combat?

Posted by MiniPato

@Dieless said:

I'm still unclear as to what you actually *do* in this game aside from world traversal. Is there any sort of interaction/combat?

Based on their previous game Flower, I highly doubt there is combat. Remember, it's "machinegunless." Though there will be puzzles I think.

Posted by afrofools

I'd bang this if it was on 360.

Posted by watson_twenty5

Man, I would love to be a part of the beta.

Posted by Addfwyn

I don't think there's a game I'm more interested in playing than Journey, greatly anticipating the actual game release.

Posted by phish09

I want in so bad.  Flower is probably my favorite PS3 game and I just need some of that tranquility that this game looks like it can bring.

Posted by Kyle

Must get in, must get in, must get in, must get in...

Posted by kingando420

needs machine guns

Posted by redlitez76

i wonder if there will be any wheels in the sky?

Posted by Spark_N

im really looking forward to this, it's going to be really interesting to see how the whole thing works

Posted by TricksUpSleeves

I wanna play this game and see what all the fuss is about.

Posted by MeatSim

Gotta go beta test.

Posted by Retro_Clone

looks stupid 

Posted by TotalEklypse

I wana play :(