After a year of Epic Games Store exclusivity, Journey is heading Steam this coming June,exactly on June 11. At the moment, it’s currently exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC
Journey is heading Steam after more than eight years it first came out on the PlayStation 3, almost five years after its PlayStation 4 re-release and about one year after coming out on PC.
Until last year, the Thatgamecompany catalogue was confined to PlayStation consoles, but in addition to Journey, Flower is also on PC now. The studio’s most recent game Sky is currently exclusive to smartphones and the Nintendo Switch.
In the game, you play as a hooded figure traveling toward a tall mountain on the horizon, navigating through a number of different landscapes and environments along the way. At times, you might find another player wandering near you. You can coordinate with that player to solve the game’s puzzles and explore its world together using in-game shouts from your character, forcing you and your partner to create a language of your own as you get closer to the mountain in the distance.
Chances are you’ve caught wind of what Journey is about – it’s one of the most acclaimed games of recent years. The basic gist is this: you’re a mysterious figure exploring a mysterious land, solving light puzzles and sometimes encountering other human players. Communication with these other players is limited to small in-game gestures. It’s a simple concept, but the execution is gorgeous.
By this point, Journey needs no introduction. In its short, two-hour runtime, it manages to pack a lasting emotional punch, unlike almost any other game. In the intervening years, it’s inspired a documentary and an interactive symphony tour. Both thatgamecompany and some of the other creators who worked on the game went on to try and recreate its magic, but Journey still stands apart. With this upcoming release, Journey fans have yet another way to play the masterpiece.
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