Journey developer close to securing publisher; new game announce in 2012

Flow, Flower, and Journey developer thatgamecompany will probably be announcing its new, multiplatform project before the end of the year, co-founder Jenova Chen has said.

Now that the studio’s three-game deal with Sony is fulfilled, its going multiplatform. Who will publish and what will be published though remains up in the air for now. But it shouldn’t be long until we know what they’re up to next.

“We’re very close in figuring out what the next deal is,” Chen tells VG247. “We’re negotiating with various partners, so maybe within the next month, we’ll be able to determine which is the [right deal].”

He further added: “In terms of when you’ll know about the next game, I think we intentionally announce our games very early. We announced Flower half a year after we launched Flow. We announced Journey half a year after we launched Flower. So hopefully within this year, you’ll hear from us about our next game.”

The departures of co-founder Kellee Santiago and executive producer Robin Hunicke don’t seem to have slowed the developer down even a bit then.