Journey finally makes money as creator reveals thatgamecompany’s new title has been in pre-production for a year
Huzzah to the shopkeep! PSN masterpiece Journey has just finally started to make royalties for thatgamecompany according to one of the studio’s founders, Jenova Chen.
Journey on PS3
The previously PlayStation-exclusive developer infamously went bankrupt during the making of Journey, but thankfully managed to survive, with Chen revealing to FamilyGamerTV that the studio had to essentially fire all of its employees aside from the four founders at one point. Thankfully there was a happy ending, as Journey has finally become profitable after becoming PSN’s best ever selling game. “Once we gained the money, we hired a bunch of people back. Right now, we’re actually at 14 people and we’re still growing.”
During the YouTube interview Chen also revealed thatgamecompany has been beavering away on its new game for many months. “It’s been almost a year now of doing pre, pre-production mode. But that’s always been the pattern of thatgamecompany. We spend 75% of time doing R&D and only a small amount of time in production and it seems like this is repeating the new pattern.”
After Flower and the utterly incredible desert trek, we’re confident whatever form thatgamecompany’s new title takes will blow our critiquing socks off.