Sony has officially confirmed that PS3 hits Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to PS4. Both games are set to run at 1080p and 60fps when they launch on PS4 later this year.
“Thanks to the many referrals of our players over the years, we’ve seen a steady flow of new players discovering the game and a community of veterans helping them along the way. Many players who bought a PS4 wrote us wondering if they will be able to experience Journey one day,” writes thatgamecompany Creative Director Jenova Chen.
“Today we are happy to share that a whole new generation of players will experience the wonder of Journey when it comes to PlayStation 4 later this year.
“Thanks to the heartfelt efforts of fellow developers Tricky Pixels, players new and old alike will share in the beloved Journey experience in visually stunning 1080p. More details about Journey’s release on PlayStation 4 are in the works for future announcement.”
“The Unfinished Swan is about awe and wonder — the kind you experience as a child when reading a book for the first or even tenth time. We hope to inspire this same feeling in people that are new to the game or have already enjoyed it on PS3,” writes Giant Sparrow Creative Director Ian Dallas.
“We want to thank the folks at Armature Studio, who did all the work to bring the game to PS4. They put a ton of effort in to make it look amazing, including going back to the original art files and regenerating higher resolution versions.
“Over the past few months we’ve really enjoyed watching our game take shape on PS4. We can’t wait for you all to play it either for the first time — or the 20th.”
Both games will be playable at Sony’s show floor at Gamescom 2014. From the sound of it, it looks like the both games will just be getting a face-lift and no new gameplay functionality. Of course, they might just be keeping that new functionality underwraps for now. Both games will launch on PS4 sometime later this year.