Following earlier games Flow and Flower, Journey was originally the third and final title in a three-game exclusivity deal developer Thatgamecompany signed with publisher Sony.
Thatgamecompany describes it as an “anonymous adventure” — players can meet and assist each other on their journey, but they’re unable to communicate via speech or text (instead, the game features an audio ping system) and their names aren’t revealed to one another until after the game’s been completed.
“Explore the ancient, mysterious world of Journey as you soar above ruins and glide across sands to discover its secrets,” reads the Epic Games Store product description.
“Play alone or in the company of a fellow and explore its vast world together. Featuring stunning visuals and a Grammy-nominated musical score, Journey delivers a breathtaking experience like no other.”
Journey won multiple game of the year awards and both the PS3 and PS4 versions have a score of 92 on review aggregation site Metacritic, based on 78 and 45 reviews respectively.