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thatgamecompany’s Journey Kicks Off PSN “Spring Fever” Next Month

On March 13, Journey will finally be yours (and mine) for $14.99.

As with other thatgamecompany projects, Journey doesn't look like anything else out there.

I realize it’s part of my job to see games long before they’re finished, but there are some games from some developers that I’d be happy to keep my prying eyes away from until the game’s actually done.

Journey is one of those games, and designer Jenova Chen has announced the details we’ve all been waiting for about his studio’s latest creation on the PlayStation Blog this morning.

On March 13, Journey and a $14.99 price tag kicks off a “Spring Fever” event on PlayStation Network.

There will be other games released as part of "Spring Fever," but those details are coming later.

“The Journey in the game has also become a metaphor for the development process of the game itself,” said Chen. “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.”

Well, looks like I’ll be playing Flower again over the weekend.

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Posted by patrickklepek
As with other thatgamecompany projects, Journey doesn't look like anything else out there.

I realize it’s part of my job to see games long before they’re finished, but there are some games from some developers that I’d be happy to keep my prying eyes away from until the game’s actually done.

Journey is one of those games, and designer Jenova Chen has announced the details we’ve all been waiting for about his studio’s latest creation on the PlayStation Blog this morning.

On March 13, Journey and a $14.99 price tag kicks off a “Spring Fever” event on PlayStation Network.

There will be other games released as part of "Spring Fever," but those details are coming later.

“The Journey in the game has also become a metaphor for the development process of the game itself,” said Chen. “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.”

Well, looks like I’ll be playing Flower again over the weekend.

Posted by AiurFlux

I really hope this is a success. It looks pretty damn good, but money is the thing that talks.

Posted by Cyrisaurus

$15 is a fucking steal for this game. Hot damn.

Posted by sergeantbacon

can't wait to pick this up.

Posted by patrickklepek

I AM SO EXCITED.

Posted by RE_Player1

Setting aside $15 just for this game :D

Posted by TheGanjaKing

Nothing like spending the ides of March wandering around a marvelous landscape.

Now all I need to know is when Few will be released...

Posted by therealminime

I still have no idea what this game is but I am excited nonetheless. The visual style alone is fantastic.

Edited by dezvous

Had an awesome time playing a bunch of Journey at CES with Kellee Santiago, there was no line and people didn't seem to care about it. Game played so great and it was a lot of fun asking her questions about it. I felt like I was doing an interview haha. Everyone else ignoring Journey was really missing out. I can't wait for March 13th!

Posted by JackSukeru

I'm not super excited or anything, but I'm looking forward to it.

I'm especially interested in seeing how it works online.

Posted by nick_verissimo

YESSSS! There are only 3 games I was excited for going into this year. Bioshock Infinite, Tales of the Abyss and Journey. Glad to know that I'll be playing this in less than a month.

Posted by CaLe

I like Jenova Chen but he won't return my calls any more.

Posted by D_Man_Taylor

Yes, finally! Gettin' this day one!

Posted by emergency

Wish it was on vita..

Posted by buckybit

I was lucky - in my case - recently. Never heard of Dear Esther before they launched the "Coming soon" site on Steam late December. Was curious ever since.

Games like Journey are the same for me = I notice and stay away from info as good as I can.

That's also the reason why I don't visit Irrational Games forums anymore, although having one of the first forum accounts. Too dangerous to see a spoilery Bioshock Infinite Forum Thread headline.

Posted by umdesch4

First time I actually feel left out for not owning a PS3.

Posted by Ehker

Should be polished to a shine considering how long it took to make. Unless the team is super small; not sure the story behind the long development.

Posted by nohthink

Still don't know how I feel about this game....

Posted by SomeJerk

Step 1) Secure something to get nicely intoxicated with
Step 2) Ensure there's enough snacks around
Step 3) Dig deeper into Journey

Posted by Oni

I had spring fever, once. Couldn't sit still for a month.

Posted by BooDoug187

Wow so not only do I get to see Guitar Wolf at the end of March but I will also get Journey! SWEET!

Posted by BasketSnake

I played the beta. The sand....THE SAND.

Posted by Atwa

Yeees!! I have been waiting for Journey.

Edited by Binarynova

If Spring Fever starts with Journey and at some point includes Fez, the excitement will probably kill me. I haven't touched my 360 in months. It's just waiting for Fez at this point. This spring could be amazing.

Posted by metalsnakezero

I can feel the hot sand already. Here is my $15 dollars thatgamecomany!

Edited by Tidel

This is the best thing that's ever happened throughout all of human history.

Note: It may not actually be the best thing that's ever happened throughout all of human history.

But man I'm jazzed for it.

Posted by Chet_Rippo

Anyone else think of the band whenever they see this?

Posted by Vexxan

I'd pay a lot to see this on the 360 :/

Posted by GunstarRed

So, so, so, so excited about this after the Beta. I made sure I didn't play it too many times because I didn't want to get sick of it.

Posted by BoG

So, I'm buying this.

Posted by Yossarian

@Tidel said:

This is the best thing that's ever happened throughout all of human history.

Note: It may not actually be the best thing that's ever happened throughout all of human history.

But man I'm jazzed for it.

No, you had it right the first time.

Posted by mrfluke

the amount of enthusiasm you have for this game, patrick, you gotta be the one to review journey  

Posted by Tidel

@Yossarian: It might be overstating the case, but all I have to say is...

...your move, cure for cancer.

Posted by X19

Day 1
 
The money is waiting in my PSN account.

Posted by Kyle

Finally! :D

Posted by ZeroCast

I know that the vibe for Journey has been coming from a good intent but I can't stop seeing how optimistic people are before its release. I have this feeling that it will get 9's and 5's already...

Posted by Bumbuliuz

I loved Flower and have been looking forward to this one for a while.

Posted by Scodiac

@ZeroCast: Yeah, I can see that. Some people will be like "I loved the great sense of exploration and discovery I experienced in this beautiful world thatgamecompany has created" and others will be like "This isn't a game. It's stupid and boring. I don't see how anyone could like this. Friggin' hipsters".

Personally, I like it and will probably enjoy the hell out of it.

Posted by Protonguy

Was sold on Journey after the quicklook (stopped watching midway). Didn't play much flower but this looks really good. Really like games where exploration and the sense of discovery are key.

Posted by ericjohnson

We sailed on together

We drifted apart

And here you are by my side

So now I run to you

With open arms...

I heard if you play this Journey song right when the thatgamecompany logo appears, it matches perfectly with the game. Trippy...

Posted by beard_of_zeus

Been looking forward to this since, like, forever. So excited to finally get my hands on it! :D

Posted by Little_Socrates

Glad to have a date and price.

Posted by ZmillA

I'm pumped

Posted by Sogeman

Sooo, are there any plans for a PC release? I really want it but don't want to buy a PS3 for it.

Posted by ezdude

Yes! Finally! I hope it reinvigorates the feelings I had, when I was wondering through the world in Shadow of the Colossus.

Edited by cloudnineboya

buying the moment its on psn.waiting a long time for this, flower was really cool and different.

@buckybit just finished dear Esther, and wow cool little "game" more a experience really. eerie ans isolated the end is crazy!

Posted by Vortextk

I have some money left on psn, was going to get bloodrayne betrayal then read the reviews and critique on general consensus of "hard, like at times, really fucking hard" and I decided I liked my controller in one piece. "Replaying" flower before this game comes out seems like a good idea.

Posted by Dodongo

Journey release date!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by Saganomics

"There will be other games released as part of 'Spring Fever,' but those details are coming later."

I think it's safe to say that this is the only upcoming PSN game that actually matters.

Posted by cooljammer00

Don't let Vinny get his hands on it.

We don't need a repeat of the Flower situation.

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