If you've been playing video games for awhile now, you may have heard of The Longest Journey, a 2000 landmark PC adventure title from Funcom that's regarded as a genre classic. A sequel, Dreamfall, came around a few years later, but the series took an extended break until Kickstarter came along to make a third game, Dreamfall Chapters, possible.
By abandoning the series' traditional point-and-click control scheme, Dreamfall Chapters already seems like a better fit for consoles. According to lead developer Ragnar Tornquist, a PlayStation 4 version of Dreamfall Chapters is almost certain. "We are preparing to go to consoles," Tornquist told Eurogamer. "The game works extremely well in a TV/couch scenario - it's a perfect game for that . . . the chances are extremely good that we'll land on one or both of the next-gen consoles."
Apparently, talks with Sony are going better than those with Microsoft. "I've officially also said that Sony is a lot more inviting and welcoming to indie developers, so it's a lot easier for us to start that dialogue and get support," he explained. "It is a bit harder with Microsoft but it's not like we're excluding anything . . . The PlayStation 4 is definitely an interesting platform for us right now."
It's reassuring to hear that PS4 will play host to gaming experiences that are new to the console space--not everything is a sequel or play-it-safe shooter, it seems. In fact, a wealth of independent developers are flocking to PS4; the PlayStation booth at E3 2013 gave front-and-center placement to games like Hohokum, OlliOlli, Transistor, and CounterSpy.