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Journey dev on going beyond 'just people that have a PlayStation 3'

Journey dev on going beyond 'just people that have a PlayStation 3'

While thatgamecompany's three game deal with Sony produced three financial and critical successes, studio co-founder Jenova Chen admits that platform exclusivity was something that held them back from their true aspirations. "A lot of people tell us that flOw or Flower is the first game that their girlfriend, or mom, has played," proof that TGC's emotional experiences can attract new audiences. Still, with "over 90% male distribution" on PlayStation hardware, TGC wants to broaden its horizons.

"We just want to bring these games to the people. For us, we can make a good game on any platform, but we'd like to choose platforms on which we can deliver an experience that we can give to everyone, rather than just people that have a PlayStation 3. I think Sony understands that desire."

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"Absolutely true. From what I hear the studio basically disintegrated."
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Sony San Diego cannot 'dilute' MLB The Show experience by working on other sports

Sony San Diego cannot 'dilute' MLB The Show experience by working on other sports

Sony's San Diego studio is known for their quality work on the MLB The Show series. Year after year, critics have called it the best baseball game in the biz, beating Take-Two's MLB 2K series. However, that wasn't the only sports franchise that called San Diego its home. The studio also worked on NBA The Inside, a series that disappeared after its 2008 release.

So what happened?

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"It makes them too much money, and no sports franchise will ever implement DLC rosters."
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