Thatgamecompany is a studio known for their Sony exclusive projects Flow, Flower, and Journey. However, with the release of Journey, the studios' three-game contract with Sony ended, and the team is now excited to have ownership over their IPs and develop for whatever platforms they want to. In an interview with The Telegraph, Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen described some of the studio's goals with their newest project, which they've yet to officially reveal. Chen says their next game will move away from being largely about him and the team and onto relating on an emotional level with a larger audience:
"Our goal is always to make games that can move people, that are designed for everybody so the whole family should be able to play it together and that bring people together and really move them in a way. It feels like the history of the studio and everything we do is slowly heading towards that direction. Cloud and Flower are very much egocentric about my own expression, Flow is more utilitarian and Journey is more about collaboration between various creative voices in the team. Our next game is going to be something that will relate to a wide audience on a human level. It is very exciting to see my own maturing and the team’s maturing and I’m curious to see what this next game could be." -- Jenova Chen
Within the interview Chen also confirms that the secret project is still in the pre-production stages. So, while he states that the studio often spends about 75% of a game's development period in pre-production, we probably won't be seeing the release of their new game any time soon. Head past the jump for more details.