Journey may have been one of the top games of 2012, but its development wasn't without hardship. "I wouldn't say that the development of Journey was a successful example of game development. We bankrupted the company," thatgamecompany founder Jenova Chen told Polygon during DICE 2013.
Journey may have also sold well on top of being well-received, but Chen wants an even more commercially successful game while still remaining just as artistic and emotional. "I run into a lot of lost and frustrated students who study games to work on great art ... I feel responsible for them because I showed them that is possible, but there is no place for them," Chen says.
So, in order to make that a reality, thatgamecompany's next game will be multiplatform. "I think to have a financial success, that is going to change everyone, it has to be much bigger than a game on the PlayStation platform,"
Chen says regarding the matter.
Nothing is known yet about the new game, but Chen leaves us with this:
"Journey was focused on connection. I think we are trying to do one level above that with this game."