Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan ported to PS4

Sony started building PlayStation's reputation as the go-to system for indie games with the likes of Flower and flOw, and it looks like PS4 will run away with oodles of indie exclusives, both actual exclusives and timed ones. It's not forgetting these old gems, though, today announcing that both those classics are coming to PS4, along with Escape Plan and Sound Shapes.

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Sony started building PlayStation's reputation as the go-to system for indie games with the likes of Flower and flOw, and it looks like PS4 will run away with oodles of indie exclusives, both actual exclusives and timed ones. It's not forgetting these old gems, though, today announcing that both those classics are coming to PS4, along with Escape Plan and Sound Shapes.

The PS4 version of drift 'em up Flower will run at 60fps in 1080p, Sony noted in today's announcement. Both it and the previously-announced Vita version will launch alongside the new console on November 15. Sound Shapes will launch then too.

Flow is not only headed to PS4, but Vita too, Sony announced. Both versions will be released on November 29. That's also when we'll see puzzler Escape Plan arrive on PS4.

Sony's Santa Monica Studio had a hand in the development of all these games, and has been working away on the ports.

Sony also confirmed that these will all be Cross-Buy games, so if you buy or have already bought them on one platform, you'll get them for every other system too.

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    October 16, 2013 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan ported to PS4.

    Sony started building PlayStation's reputation as the go-to system for indie games with the likes of Flower and flOw, and it looks like PS4 will run away with oodles of indie exclusives, both actual exclusives and timed ones. It's not forgetting these old gems, though, today announcing that both those classics are coming to PS4, along with Escape Plan and Sound Shapes.

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      October 16, 2013 8:22 AM

      Very Nice! I'm really looking forward to seeing flower in 1080!!! So glad they're doing this cross buy thing too since I already own all of these!

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        October 16, 2013 8:58 AM

        I'm pretty sure Flower was already in 1080p.

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          October 16, 2013 10:13 AM

          Was it really already rendered in 1080p? I know it does look really nice. Either way I'm sure it'll look even better on PS4.

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      October 16, 2013 10:18 AM

      Hmm. I wonder how cross-buy will be handled for those of us who bought the retail disc? Or do we just get to rebuy?

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        October 16, 2013 10:35 AM

        If I had to guess... I'd say not at all. I'm pretty sure these would require a full new purchase.

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          October 16, 2013 11:21 AM

          I guess I'm wrong. According to Giant Bomb... if you already own it then you get it on PS4 for free. Which is very decent of them!

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        October 16, 2013 10:54 AM

        Cross-buy already exists (for some PS3/Vita titles) and doesn't apply to any retail purchases, so yeah, probably going to need to repurchase.

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          October 17, 2013 7:58 AM

          It applies to some retail purchases, like All Star Battle Royale and whatever the last Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper games were. When you bought the PS3 version, one of the options on the disc was to give your PSN account the entitlement for the Vita version.

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      October 16, 2013 10:34 AM

      Awesome! I've never owned a PS3 and I'm very interested in playing Flower. I really hope Journey comes over as well!

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      October 16, 2013 11:05 AM

      If they bring journey across i'm sold.

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      October 16, 2013 11:09 AM

      I'd honestly buy flOw again. It Owns.

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      October 16, 2013 11:52 AM

      better see spelunky on ps4

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      October 16, 2013 4:38 PM

      But will Garnett pay $200 for Flower this time around???