Thatgamecompany's Journey and Giant Sparrow's The Unfinished Swan, two PlayStation 3 indie darlings from 2012, will be available "later this year" on PlayStation 4, the games' creators announced today on the PlayStation Blog.
Journey debuted in March 2012 on PlayStation Network, while The Unfinished Swan was originally released in October of that year. Tricky Pixels is handling the PS4 port of Journey, while Armature Studio, the team behind Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, is developing the port of The Unfinished Swan. According to Aaron Kaufman, community strategist at Sony Santa Monica, the studios are targeting a frame rate of 60 frames per second for the respective games.
"Today we are happy to share that a whole new generation of players will experience the wonder of Journey when it comes to PlayStation 4 later this year," said Jenova Chen, president and creative director of thatgamecompany.
"The Unfinished Swan is about awe and wonder — the kind you experience as a child when reading a book for the first or even tenth time. We hope to inspire this same feeling in people that are new to the game or have already enjoyed it on PS3," said Ian Dallas, creative director at Giant Sparrow.
Kaufman added in comments on the PlayStation Blog post that both Journey and The Unfinished Swan will support Sony's cross-buy program on PS4. That means that just as with thatgamecompany's Flow and Flower, people who have already purchased the games on PS3 will get them for free on PS4 upon their release on that platform. And those who buy the titles on PS4 will also receive copies on PS3.
Update: You can check out a trailer for Journey on PS4 below, and screenshots of both titles.
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