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Thatgamecompany Announce Sky For iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Fly like an eagle.

Well that’s a bit of a surprise. thatgamecompany have been somewhat quiet after the huge success of PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 classic – Journey. Now we know they’ve been very hard at work on their next title – Sky. What may surprise you though is where you’ll be able to play it.

Demonstrated for the first time during Apple’s conference earlier today, showing off the power of the newly announced Apple TV 4K, the gameplay is single touch orientated, making it seemingly a perfect fit for the platform. The idea is that you and up to seven other players online explore the land to bring light to darkness, as well as fly around after giant creatures.

It’s eerily similar in aesthetic to Journey, only lacking in scarves and abundant in capes. There’s no word as to when this is coming out, other than “soon”, but we’ll keep you posted as we learn more. It’s a bit of a shame that is a mobile exclusive, but the boundaries are getting blurrier by the second and this is testament to that.

 

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14 Comments
  1. Avenger
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    Are they joking? Sky took Hello games to court for the name of NMS, and now someone names a game Sky. Asking for it aren’t they?

    Comment posted on 12/09/2017 at 19:58.
    • Starman
      Member
      Since: Jul 2011

      That’s exactly what I thought. And it’s for Apple TV too, so even more reason to sue (in their minds) than there was for No man’s sky!

      Comment posted on 12/09/2017 at 20:45.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Oh good, Journey 2. Meh.

    Comment posted on 12/09/2017 at 20:23.
    • Starman
      Member
      Since: Jul 2011

      There was a period of about two years where that game got praised somewhere in an article on this site every week. Surprised you don’t like it!

      Comment posted on 12/09/2017 at 20:46.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        That was Alex, he bloody loved it. I have always thought it was rubbish. Pretty, but rubbish.

        Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 08:13.
      • MrYd
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        No, it looked and sounded great but had a 50% chance of being rubbish. It all depended on who you ended up playing with.

        If you got lucky, it turned into something special, somehow. Helping some random stranger you can barely interact with. Every time I’ve played it (and I’ve played through the whole thing a few times), it’s just worked. But if you ended up with someone that just ran off ahead, it might be a bit crap.

        Also, I’m fairly sure it’s Stephen King’s The Dark Tower books condensed down from 7 books to a couple of hours of walking.

        Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 10:30.
  3. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Nothing wrong with a sequel, it looks bloody gorgeous, but they got the title wrong, shouldn’t it have been Journeyer?

    Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 05:10.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    It looks gorgeous, they should do well on that platform but single touch control doesn’t sound very engaging, which is probably why it’s not releasing on an actual gaming platform. Who me? Bitter? Never! ;-)

    Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 10:57.
  5. MrYd
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    And from their Twitter…

    “Sky is a multi-platform game about giving, first coming to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV”

    So a timed exclusive then. Not quite as annoying as those sorts of deals are, really. If people want to pay lots for Apple’s overpriced stuff and Apple want to give a big sack of that money to some small developer, the rest of us get something nice in the end.

    Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 11:03.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Dammit why didn’t somebody post that information earlier – all is forgiven thatgamecompany :P

      Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 11:13.
      • MrYd
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        Presumably everyone that knew was trying to make the most of the tiny window between “announce exclusive” and “outrage too great – must admit it’s only timed”.

        That tiny window being about as long as it takes to read an announcement and post something on the internet to say why it’s bad. Give it another year or two and the announcement of something only being a timed exclusive will come 3 weeks before the game itself is announced.

        Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 11:25.
  6. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    To be fair they even say in the YouTube comments that it’s a timed exclusive.

    Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 14:18.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      That would involve looking at YouTube comments though.

      Which is not something to be encouraged, being a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

      Sorry, been playing that Star Trek game again this week ;)

      Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 14:40.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Youtube is blocked at my workplace. :)

      Comment posted on 13/09/2017 at 15:24.

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