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Thatgamecompany Should Announce New Title This Year

After the titles Thatgamecompany has produced, we'll always be excited to learn about one of their new projects.

And the latest will be the team's first after the three-game deal with Sony ended. The amazing Journey was the last and now, studio co-founder Jenova Chen has told VG247 that they intend to select a publisher "in the next month."

The best part is that the game should be announced some time this year, so we can all look forward to that. Said Chen on the process of "readjusting" after being with Sony:

"It takes us a little bit of time to basically readjust after the three game deal [with Sony]. We’re very close in figuring out what the next deal is. We’re negotiating with various partners, so maybe within the next month, we’ll be able to determine which is the [right deal]."

Chen added that they "intentionally announce games very early," so they're not about to wait. You may recall that Journey was revealed only six months after releasing Flower. At any rate, we'll be interested to see who ends up working with Thatgamecompany, and more importantly, what type of game the talented developer is currently working on...

Tags: thatgamecompany, journey, flower, jenova chen

5/4/2012 10:35:17 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

bebestorm
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 11:05:47 AM
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I can't wait to see whats next... Who will publish and which platforms? Flower was fantastic and I still havent played Journey because the timing was terrible so I'll probably pick it up this summer but I know it will awesome experience.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 1:22:14 PM

It's a brief experience that you will never forget, just set aside 2-3 hours and you can make the timing right.

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bebestorm
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 4:40:22 PM

I heard its on short side thats why other games have priority over Journey. Only a few games release during the summer so I thought that would be the best time.

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556pineapple
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 11:06:47 AM
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I'll always look forward to their future projects, even if they're multi-platform.

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AshT
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 11:58:25 AM
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cant wait

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Beamboom
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 12:16:16 PM
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Yeah will be real interesting to learn what their creative minds has though up for their next project.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 1:22:55 PM
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Hey maybe the folks with only 360s will get a shot at one of his brilliant games.

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Beamboom
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 1:49:38 PM

Doubtful, it's the nature of the exclusive beast. But I hope they get all three. All gamers should have a chance at experiencing them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 2:24:16 PM

Since their deal with Sony is up, they probably want the next one multiplat to get more moneys.

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Beamboom
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 3:37:07 PM

Ah I thought you meant one of the three already released, sorry. :)

Yeah their future games will be for all gamers, regardless of hardware. Wise move, imo. :)

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jimmyhandsome
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 1:51:01 PM
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Like to see them make a full retail title, exclusive or not.

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FatherSun
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 4:09:01 PM
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Part of me wishes Sony picked up thatgamecompany as an exclusive developer but I also understand that the market is so open right now that its probably best to spread their wings. I also believe that Sony knows this and that they actually encourage creativity to the point that they did not wish to restrict TGC from opening other doors. Its just a feeling I get when I think of Sonys relationship with developers.

All I know is that if it were me I would have snatched them up after Flower received such critical acclaim. Not to mention Flow. Whatever the outcome I am a fan and will follow TGC closely. I wonder what treasure they will produce next.

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dlte
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 2:55:33 AM
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I just hope the quality doesn't falter (I doubt it will) with the move to multiplatform.

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___________
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 6:46:25 AM
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wish $ony would pick them up!
i honestly cant see their style of games doing very well on XBLA, steam they would but XBLA i seriously doubt it.
50 bucks says they end up going to the EA partners program, man allot of once first party devs have defactered to them!
never thought id see the day where insomniac worked with EA, i still dont believe it!

speaking of overstrike i wonder why insomniac have been so quiet on it.
they announced it last E3 and have not said boo since!
hopefully at E3 will see more, and maybe hopefully a launch window.
im really looking forward to it, what little they showed at E3 looked so cool!

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