Sometimes it’s better when a developer takes its time on a new game, particularly if that developer is thatgamecompany, the brilliant set of minds behind the incredible PS3 title Journey. According to a former employee of the developer, the next game is going to be even better.
Asher Vollmer is no longer working with thatgamecompany; he made the difficult decision to step away and make his own games independently. However, it seems like what he was leaving behind made his decision even more difficult:
In addition to the emotional baggage, the New Game they’re making isn’t just something that you can casually abandon. Obviously I can’t divulge any details about it, but… It’s going to be huge. And I don’t mean it’s going to be a long sprawling game, I mean it’s going to be an IMPORTANT game. I genuinely believe it’s going to change the industry in a really positive way.
Again, thatgamecompany is taking its time on the title, according to Vollmer. “The Game is going to be incredible, but it is moving slowly. There are years remaining on the project and, quite frankly, those are years I don’t want to give up for a game that isn’t truly mine.”
I don’t think praise gets much higher than what Vollmer just gave to his friends’ game. Will you be picking up thatgamecompany’s next title, or is it too early to make a judgement call? Tell us in the comments, or discuss the possibilities of the next game in our forums!