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    Thatgamecompany set to debut new game this year

    The first game from thatgamecompany since the end of its three-game deal with Sony is aiming for a reveal sometime this year, co-founder Jenova Chen has told VG247, with a decision on its publisher “in the next month”.

    Thatgamecompany’s first title post-Journey looks set to be announced sometime this year, studio co-founder Jenova Chen has said.

    TGC ended its three-game deal with Sony back in March after the release of Journey, the two previous titles being PSN launch effort Flow in 2007 and 2009′s Flower.

    Speaking to VG247 in an interview on Monday, Chen said negotiations with “various partners” were taking place.

    “It takes us a little bit of time to basically readjust after the three game deal [with Sony],” said Chen. “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: “In terms of when you’ll know about the next game, I think we intentionally announce our games very early. We announced Flower half a year after we launched Flow. We announced Journey half a year after we launched Flower. So hopefully within this year, you’ll hear from us about our next game.”

    Chen was talking to us alongside Giant Sparrow creative director Ian Dallas in an interview revolving around PSN and the announcement of The Unfinished Swan.

    TUF will have Move as a optional control aspect to the game. All of thatgamecompany’s games to date – Flow, Flower and Journey – include SIXAXIS controls, the latter two more so.

    But when asked if Move could be incorporated into its next game, Chen left the door open and even suggested that Move could have been included into Journey if it was out before then.

    “When we started Journey, Move did not exist. And so, when we’re starting out on a game, we tend to figure out what’s the best control and stick with it. So during the middle of Journey, Move came out.

    “We looked at it and if it was possible to use Move controls. It was about that point the SIXAXIS controller felt more suited for this game, so we didn’t switch to Move during that time.

    Chen said he “probably would use Move” for something in the future, but in regards to Journey, “it was slightly too late for that”.

    He added, however: “I can see if Move came out a little bit earlier, we might have been able to add something to that.”

    Chen “happy” at “overwhelming” Journey reaction

    TGC and Sony released Journey, the final title of the three game deal between the pair, in March of this year to critical acclaim to media and players alike. Even now in early May, it’s very likely to be seen as a game of the year contender.

    Asked about the game’s reception, Chen told VG247 the response, which is still continuing now two months after release, had been “overwhelming”, but admitted there’s now “a lot of pressure” for what comes next.

    “Initially, it was very overwhelming,” he said. “We basically read through all of the reviews rather than not and we’ve been getting a lot of emails from the fans – I think at this point, over 500 emails – and initially, each email seemed very, very moving and rewarding.

    “But then, when it reached about 200, you just kind of tune out.

    “But every so often, there will be one email that is very personal, telling a story from the player that is really moving and I’m surprised people are still able to give us emails that are really, really moving after you see so many of them.”

    Chen was very open in admitting the three game deal with Sony was the right one for thatgamecompany.

    “If it wasn’t for Sony’s deal, I don’t think we’d be ever to get into a situation to make a game like Journey because Journey is so far the largest budget for a PSN game and there is some money spent on marketing for Journey and I think that’s the first time in history.

    “If it weren’t for the three-game deal, we would not have the luxury to be able to build this game. It’s much larger and a more expensive game and it took us three years to make.

    “Internally, we’re calling Journey the AAA PSN game.”
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    Can't wait to see it, Journey was really something special.

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    nice one, if what they have produced before is anything to go by. This will be special
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    Will definitely be interested in the next project. The past 3 were great. Keep it up.

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    Wouldn't be surprised if they struck another deal with Sony.
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    I hope their next game isn't a Move title. Maybe its time for them to come up with a AAA full-blown retail game?

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    Microsoft will give them an offer they can't refuse.

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    Microsoft will give them an offer they can't refuse.
    I don't think MS care for the kind of games TGC makes to be honest.

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    Meh. Flower and Flow are not my kind of games so another game announcement from these guys comes as underwhelming news.

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    Just sign back up with SONY =)

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    Flower was a great game, looking forward to seeing more from them.

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    I loved playing Flower, and I'm still getting through Journey (i dont go on consoles that much anymore). Be great to see what else they come up with

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