That Game Company Announces New Game 'Sky' on the Apple Stage


Don't get us wrong, thatgamecompany will always get our pulse racing, but seeing as this is a studio that went from flOw to flower to one of the greatest games of all time, it's a bit odd to see it spend five years settling on what (on the surface, at least) appears to be the same thing.

On the same day that Apple held its annual product event announcing the new iPhone X, thatgamecompany, the studio behind 2012's indie hit Journey, has announced an Apple exclusive new game: Sky.

If it's anything like TGC's past efforts, expect plenty of subtext and symbolism hidden beneath lush environments and high-flying characters.

Up to eight players across the world can play together, working as a team to explore secret areas, solving puzzles, and summoning magical creatures. An official release date for the game was not provided, but it is expected to launch by the end of this year.

During Apple's keynote, Jenova Chen appeared on stage to discuss the game, which bears some striking similarities to Journey and Flower. Which brings our games, for the first time, to mobile - a platform that many have access to, the world over. If you can imagine the delight of visiting a theme park where lasting memories are made, we envision Sky will sometimes feel like that.

Thatgamecompany's last game was Journey, which is considered to be a masterpiece by many. Sky also has 4K support on Apple TV, with rather nice graphics on the device as well.