Journey dev goes independent

Thatgamecompany raises $5.5 million.

Thatgamecompany, creator of the critically-acclaimed PlayStation Network title Journey, has announced it’s partnered with Benchmark Capital and raised $5.5 million, which will allow it to release games independtly.

“We have been very fortunate to have brought our players flOw, Flower and Journey through our three-game partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment America, Santa Monica Studio,” said studio boss Jenova Chen in a blog post. “We are extremely grateful to Sony and the many players who put their faith in us. Their support has turned Journey into the fastest selling title in PSN history.”

The new partnership will allow Thatgamecompany to release titles across more platforms and provide players “the highest quality experience.”

“We are very excited about our new adventure. Please stay tuned, as we look forward to sharing with you more details about our next game soon.”

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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