Fans of quality art take note — On August 28th, Sony will be releasing Journey: Collector’s Edition, a PS3 exclusive compilation of the band’s greatest hits, ranging from “Don’t Stop Believing” to “Open Arms.” This collection marks the first time Journey has worked with a video game company since the Atari 2600 classic “Journey Escape.”
…Okay, that previous paragraph was a (bad) joke. In reality, Sony’s Journey: Collector’s Edition compiles ThatGameCompany’s 3 PSN releases – Flow, Flower, and Journey – onto one Blu-ray disc, making them available as a physical release for the first time ever. In addition to those three games, the collection is filled with a fantastic amount of bonus features, ranging from developer commentary tracks, the full soundtracks to all 3 games, new minigames, a free month of Playstation Plus, and a few PS3 dynamic themes and avatars. The whole package will set you back $30, which is a good deal less than what it would cost you if you bought all of these games separately.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Flow when it was originally released, but Flower and Journey are both definitely worth the price of the collection. ThatGameCompany recently announced that their time as a Sony exclusive developer was over and that they’re looking into expanding into multiplatform development, but I’m glad that Sony still decided to release these games at physical retail — it’s nice to see a publisher take a chance on a physical release of a game that isn’t a “dudebro” shooter or some triple-A franchise sequel… Maybe Sony’s just dedicated to giving Journey fans what they want it, any way they want it:
…Okay, I’ll stop with the stupid Journey jokes now.