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Developer of Journey could bring next game to the Wii U

Thatgamecompany’s Journey did well last year among both critics and fans, receiving many Game of the Year nods and several BAFTA nominations, even going so far as to receive a Grammy nod for best soundtrack for visual media. Despite all the success, Thatgamecompany had to deal with bankruptcy during the development of the game, due in part to PS3 exclusivity.

Co-founder Jenova Chen has stated in order to be successful with their next game, the developer is going to have to step outside the bounds of the PlayStation platform.

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.

So far, Journey, Cloud, Flow, and Flower have all been PlayStation exclusive, but that’s changing with the next title. No information has been given about the nature of the next game, but Chen did leave this cryptic hint:

Journey was focused on connection…I think we are trying to do one level above that with this game.

It’s interesting to note the possibilities for the game using the Wii U GamePad or perhaps even some of the 3DS capabilities. Are you excited about the multi-platform news? Will you buy a Thatgamecompany title if it becomes available in either the Wii U or 3DS eShop? Let us know in the comments.

[via Eurogamer]

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  • ChubbiestLamb6

    My friend has been badgering me constantly to play Journey, so I can only assume it is pretty good because he doesn’t make a big deal out of many things. So yeah, if they brought their next game to Wii U I would definitely check it out.

    • TaintedXGamer

      Dude, My mate let me play Journey/Flower and Bloody hell I was Blown by them! I would LOVE to a see a Game Like them on the Wii U!, the game pad could make for a unique experience!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WOQ5DIYSMCKFKHCSYVSVYVIYDU ScottD

    I love playing games that offer a unique experience, so if they do it again I’d be interested.

  • Jeovany

    That will never happen unfortunately 

    • Metal_Man_v2

      Care to elaborate?

  • CyanideInsanity

    That would be amazing. I’ve never played it, because I don’t have a ps3 and constantly moving my brother’s is a pain, but I have seen a let’s play of it. 

    I really would like to see their games expand past console exclusivity.

  • Seth S. Scott

    yes yes yes! I would totally pick up the next game by them on my Wii U over my old PS3!

  • Metal_Man_v2

    They have made some creative games that are definitely worth playing.  Perfect examples that show that a game doesn’t need to have hundreds of hours of content to give that magical feeling to it.

  • Johny

    of course !

  • MetroidZero

    Intriguing. 

  • Genesect4ssb4

    Ashley ur the best wii u reporter :)

    • Srpg2ishere

      I already told her. :P

  • Shred

    Whatever they make is definitely a must buy for me, Journey was a great game! Also, Cloud was a PC game, I went to their site to check it: http://thatgamecompany.com/games/cloud/

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    I would definitely buy it! I loved Flower and Journey!!!