When Journey was first released on the PlayStation 3 back in 2012 it became something of a sensation and united gamers from around the world in a unique experience that has since become regarded as one of the best games of its generation. It came as no surprise that it was going to be released for PlayStation 4 and it will be available from July 21st.
If you haven’t played Journey you probably don’t understand the fuss about this curious little game. It’s a simple puzzle adventure where you set out to reach the top of the mountain occasionally crossing paths with other players and moving towards the same goal with a wordless companionship that builds into a genuine bond through the shrill chirrups that allow you to communicate. As you set out to cross the vast desert you wonder what exactly the point of it all is, what are you doing in this game, why are you doing it and why on earth does everyone keep going on about this game? After 20 minutes however you’ll find yourself completely immersed in the strangely beautiful world as you desperately try and make it to the top.
If you’ve bought Journey digitally in the past then you’re in luck as the game will be cross-buy. If you already own the digital copy on PS3 then you’ll be able to download it free of charge to your PS4 whenever you like. In preparation for the launch they’re asking fans to share their memories and emotions from the game with the tag OurJourney.