From Thatgamecompany, the creators of Journey.
By Robert Marrujo:: During Apple's press event today there was a lot of talk about new phones and streaming devices, but slipped in along with all of that was news that Thatgamecompany has finally unveiled its first new game since the release of Journey. Head of Thatgamecompany Jenova Chen told the crowd that the studio's next title is called Sky and will be bowing on AppleTV 4k, iPad, and iPhone before venturing to other platforms (though none have been specified as of yet). Take a look at the trailer, below:
And here's part of the studio's official statement on the game, which can be read in its entirety on the Thatgamecompany blog:
"Sky has been a few years in the making. After the release of Journey, so many fans wrote to tell us how much they enjoyed playing the game with their spouse, children or loved ones, and asked if we could create a game where they could play together. We wanted as many people to love games, and so we were encouraged to explore this idea at thatgamecompany. Which brings our games, for the first time, to mobile – a platform that many have access to, the world over.
It’s hard to explain the game, but a good place would be to say that Sky is a game specially created to be played, and shared, among loved ones and family. If you can imagine the delight of visiting a theme park where lasting memories are made, we envision Sky will sometimes feel like that. We know many of our fans have questions about what we have been up to, and so alongside a gameplay teaser video and new artwork, we have included a conversation with Geoff Keighley to share more insight into our development process with you."
The game seems to revolve around sharing and the bonds between people. Beyond the reveal trailer and the description of the game, there's no word on a release date other than "coming soon", but once we get word we'll share it with you, dear readers!