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Jenova Chen discusses next game, probably going multi-format

Thatgamecompany founder Jenova Chen has shed some tantalising details about his next, untitled project in a new interview.

Speaking with Polygon at DICE Summit 2013, Journey, Flower and flOw creator Chen stated that he wants financial success with his new title, seeing as Journey bankrupt the company during development.

This means it's going multi-format he confirmed, and added that the company successfully sought venture capital funding to fuel development, which is under way now.

Chen confirmed that the game would explore some themes established in Journey, and explained that there may be some bumps along the way, "I have a very high standard. Language doesn't help. English isn't my first language and a lot of times I can't tell exactly what I want for someone to do, so I need to write it myself. Camera controls, level designs, lighting effects, I need to touch it myself. I'm a control freak."

While inspired by Journey, Chen explained he wants to go one better than it, "Journey was focused on connection. I think we are trying to do one level above that with this game", then added, "It's very likely, that's impossible."

"This will be one level above that connection", he concluded.

What do you think of Journey and this potential new game? Let us know below.

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