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Submitted by Prcko 699d ago | news

Journey Becomes Profitable, ThatGameCompany Starts Receiving Royalties

Journey has become profitable according to thatgamecompany, the studio that created the game. The game was in development for over three years and studio boss Jenova Chen had earlier said that they were almost facing bankruptcy but Sony had faith in them and kept funding them.

The game has finally broke even and the critical success might have helped as well. Journey is widely regarded as one of the best games on PSN and a must play if you own a PS3. (Journey, PS3)

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Corpser  +   699d ago
It's sad it takes this long
cervantes99  +   699d ago
Agreed. One of the most enjoyable games I have ever played!
FamilyGuy  +   699d ago
They spent too much on marketing, time and development. Most indies manage their budget better than this. It taking so long is their own fault.

Surprising to hear all the same, thought it sold better.
wastedcells  +   699d ago
Sony pays for all that. They are the publisher. It's a percentage based system. That game company has paid off their development costs and is now in profit. It is a shame it took this long as sales are probably slow at this point.
JackVagina  +   699d ago
there estimated dev time to Sony was 2 years, it took them over 3.

Also by the end they had 17 developers to there original 7
ginsunuva  +   699d ago
Wait it JUST became profitable??
PirateThom  +   699d ago
Yeah, I don't know what the budget was, but Jenova Chen nearly backrupt thatgamecompany to make it.

I'm glad they pushed forward and I'm glad Sony felt the investment was worth it because the final product was indeed worthy of the praise it got.
HammadTheBeast  +   699d ago
Thatgamecompany was pretty much broke when Sony funded them, looks like the game took a lot to make.
Redempteur  +   699d ago
JOurney was actually the first game they tried to make , they had to time to output flow and flower before finishing journey and they still required help from santa monica studio to do the finishing touches.

So yeah no surprise it took this long to be profitable.
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thebudgetgamer  +   699d ago
Makes sense, while crticilly praised it is a niche tittle.

Good for That Game Company.
RenegadeRocks  +   699d ago
It is the best selling PSN game. Just that its development required a lot of money. 3 years is a long time.
SonicRush15  +   699d ago
Played this game over and over so many times!
Martywren  +   699d ago
Last resort too sell the company too sony.
OrangePowerz  +   699d ago
I love Flower and Journey. They are great games and I'm glad they got finances to do these games.
talisker  +   699d ago
"they were almost facing bankruptcy but Sony had faith in them and kept funding them."

Why Sony, in one sentence.
wastedcells  +   699d ago
This is why Sony has such great exclusives. They take risks on games and the people that make them.
rezzah  +   699d ago
The game is awesome, already beaten it over 15 times.
goldwyncq  +   699d ago
So this game is their Final Fantasy, it saved them from bankruptcy.
isarai  +   699d ago
Nowhere does it say it JUST NOW became profitable, it just says they gained money "as it became profitable" pretty sure if it too this long just to make a profit they would be in a much more dire state

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