New horizons

Thatgamecompany is looking to bring its titles to a “bigger audience”, studio co-founder Jenova Chen has told us in an exclusive interview.

The studio head noted that with Journey due to amble onto PlayStation Network next month, and the company’s three game exclusivity relationship with Sony completed, the team is looking to reach “beyond just PlayStation" with its future endeavours.

Chen told our Mike Mason:

Thatgamecompany had a three game contract with Sony, so the past three games had to be Sony exclusive. Right now we are very much exploring ways to bring our games to a bigger audience, beyond just PlayStation. We are still in the process of negotiating, but I hope that we can announce it [soon]. But right now it’s still in the process.

Thatgamecompany’s produced some of the most important PlayStation Network titles over the past five years. As such, we fully expected Sony to extend the studio’s contract indefinitely by welcoming the team into PlayStation’s first-party portfolio.

But it sounds like thatgamecompany has bigger ambitions, and while we’re excited to see whatever the team does next, it'd be sad if the company did decide to step away from PlayStation.

Stay tuned for our full interview with Jenova Chen next week.