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Journey will arrive on PC next week

Journey was released by Thatgamecompany for the PlayStation 3 all the way back in 2012, and then updated for the PS4 in 2015. And PlayStation-exclusive it remained until December 2018, when a PC version was finally announced for the Epic Games Store. What was not announced at the time was a release date—it was simply "coming soon." Now that thick fog of uncertainty has lifted, as PC publisher Annapurna Interactive said today that it will be available to one and all on June 6.   

Players will undertake an exploration-adventure as a robed figured traveling toward a great mountain in a barren, desert world. A magical scarf enables them to fly for brief periods that can be extended as the scarf itself grows through magical runes and bits of cloth that can be found along the way. Friendly and hostile creatures will be encountered along the way as well, and it's possible to run across other players on the journey, although direct communication isn't possible. It's very much an artsy indie game, but also highly acclaimed: It won multiple Game of the Year awards, among various others, and currently sits with a 92/100 rating on Metacritic

System requirements and possible PC-specific enhancements haven't been revealed yet, but Annapurna said that it will support 4K resolution and confirmed that online play will continue to be supported. Journey is available for pre-purchase on the Epic Games Store for $15, but thanks to the magic of the Mega Sale can be had for $5 until June 13.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.