Journey has made its money back, royalties now coming in says Chen

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 10:47 GMT By Dave Cook

Journey developer Thatgamecompany only just started receiving royalties for its award-winning PS3 title this year, according to studio co-founder Jenova Chen.

It follows claims that the title cost millions to make and that the studio went bankrupt during its creation.

Now, speaking with Family Gamer TV, Chen explained that the royalties are finally funnelling in. It’s the first question in the video below.

When asked about Journey’s commercial success, Chen replied, “It is still hard to know, but we made the money back last year, and this year we started to see royalties coming in. So it seems that Journey sales are not really going away. I’m quite curious to see what happens this quarter.”

Chen added that Thatgamecompany has completed its three-game contract with Sony, and that it’s new project will be funded by venture capitalists. We reported on the nature of this new pre-production game here.

Did you pick up Journey? What did you think of it?

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