We celebrate the five-year anniversary of Journey this week with a look back at the incredible path a cloaked traveler took towards the mountaintop.
Featured image by @tokinohiyoko
We’ve glided across sands and soared above ancient ruins on our way to the mountaintop. We’ve formed bonds with strangers unknown, whose paths we’ve intersected. We believe that there is no better time than right now to experience Journey. There’s a new friend waiting for you, and a journey to discover.
We’re incredibly proud to share the five-year anniversary of Journey this week with creator Jenova Chen and the team at thatgamecompany, along with everyone who helped to create this award-winning experience. Journey was born out of the raw, extraordinary talent of a highly inventive team of creatives. They set out to craft a game that could emotionally connect with anyone.
“It’s hard to put into words what the past five years has meant to the team since we released Journey. To see all of the connected travelers extend their friendships online, at conventions, and in the community has been truly humbling. Thank you for continuing to share Journey and for inspiring us for our next game.”
There are endless things to say about Journey, and — for Jenova and the team — their narrative and technical achievements with its creation are timeless.
To celebrate five years of Journey with thatgamecompany, we’re collaborating on the following activities. We hope you’ll take a moment to check them out:
- We’re supporting the Able Gamers Foundation who are running a charity auction including an extremely limited, rare edition of The Art of Journey book signed by the creators, one of the last remaining original Journey “Traveler” statues, and the 20th Anniversary PS4 special edition console. All proceeds will benefit the Able Gamers Foundation. Please visit their charity auction here to bid.
- A new five year anniversary Journey t-shirt is now available on the PlayStation Gear Store.
- The PlayStation Gear Store is also running a 20% off sale on all Journey merchandise until Sunday, March 19. Majestic apparel and other items are all on sale here.
- Over the past five years, fans of Journey have created incredible inspired artwork, cosplay, jewelry, even weddings! We’ve sampled some of thatgamecompany’s favorite pieces in this post.
From everyone at Santa Monica Studio and thatgamecompany, a sincere thank you for your continued adventures with Journey on PlayStation over the past five years.
We look forward to seeing countless more Travelers soar to the mountaintop with new friends, side by side, for many years to come.
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