This interview with Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen makes me happy for a couple of reasons. The first is Chen's declaration that Journey broke even -- it made its money back last year and the team continue to rake in the benefit of consistent sales of that evergreen video game. The second reason: Thatgamecompany is currently working on its next title.
It seemed like it may have been touch and go for a while. In previous interview the team has admitted Thatgamecompany almost went broke and in this interview Chen says they had to let everyone besides the founders of the company go. Now the team has received funding outside of Sony and is working on its next title. No word on the format or anything really, but there was this select quote on the team's next game.
"Cloud and Flower are very much egocentric about my own expression," said Chen. "Flow is more utilitarian and Journey is more about collaboration between various creative voices in the team. Our next game is going to be something that will relate to a wide audience on a human level. It is very exciting to see my own maturing and the team’s maturing and I’m curious to see what this next game could be."
Jenova Chen also mentioned being interested in the new version of Kinect for the Xbox One. So maybe there are some dots to be connected here.
Life After Journey for ThatGameCompany [Daily Telegraph]