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DICE 2013: Journey Bankrupted thatgamecompany; Next Game Will Be Multiplatform


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."

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