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Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes, Escape Plan Coming to PS4

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Creative Director, External Development, Santa Monica Studio

Hey, this is Nathan Gary over at Sony Santa Monica with some great news for PlayStation fans. For years, the team here at Santa Monica Studio has been pushing the boundaries of gaming with small, innovative games. Now, some of our best titles are making the jump to new PlayStation platforms — including PS4.

As you may have heard, thatgamecompany’s Flower is coming to PS Vita. Today I am happy to officially announce that it is also coming to PS4 and that both versions will launch on November 15th. Now this beautiful, meditative game can be experienced at 1080p and 60fps.

Flower on PS4

Flower on PS4Flower on PS4

I’m also excited to tell you that Sound Shapes, the ground-breaking musical platformer from Queasy Games, will also be joining Flower in the PS4 launch line-up on November 15th.

Sound Shapes on PS4Sound Shapes on PS4

Flower isn’t the only thatgamecompany title making its way to new places. We are also bringing flOw to PS Vita and PS4. This is the first game TGC released — the one that started it all. It will release for both PS4 and PS Vita on November 29th.

Flow on PS4Flow on PS4

But wait, that’s not all. Escape Plan, the dark, funny PS Vita survival game from Fun Bits Interactive, will be making the jump to the big screen and will launch on PS4 on November 29th. We have spent a lot of time reworking the controls for DualShock 4, and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it.

Escape Plan on PS4Escape Plan on PS4

Finally, these are all Cross-Buy games, meaning if you buy it once, you’ll be able to download it for free on any available system. Oh, and one more thing: if you have purchased these games previously on PlayStation Store, they will be available to you when they release on PS4 or PS Vita at no additional charge.


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IronStorm613 said:

October 16th, 8:47 am

Really hope the release Journey for PS Vita too. Would love to play that on the go

erapago said:

October 16th, 8:48 am

Eager to hear about Journey making its way over as well.

SuperHALFBEAST said:

October 16th, 8:50 am

yay! I already got 4 games for the ps4! :D

mc_scat_cat said:

October 16th, 8:51 am

My question is: I have two PS3s with all my PSN games on them, do I have to deactivate one of my PS3’s to get content on the PS4 or will the licensing agreement be revised to include two PS3s and a PS4?

MatheusRuggeri said:

October 16th, 8:53 am

Any sale for Flower, Flow or Escape Plan? I don’t have they and want to buy.

fsavoie said:

October 16th, 8:57 am

Any word on 3d compatible?

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    Eric Fong said:

    October 16th, 3:34 pm

    Not at this time, but anything is possible. Keep checking the PS Blog for updates.

Icestar10 said:

October 16th, 8:59 am

This is cool! I would like to see more PS3 games ported over gradually on the PS4! :) Will Journey come out as well on the PS4?

OneMoreVillain said:

October 16th, 9:01 am

The Playstation Eco-System at work right here. Amazing games. Amazing value

fRaNcZ_ said:

October 16th, 9:02 am

waiting for a response regarding owners of the Journey Collector’s Edition disk. do we also get the games free as with those that bought from Playstation Store? thanks

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

October 16th, 9:03 am

Thanks for doing this! I own all of these games and I would love to play them again on the new platforms.

magoo_1080p said:

October 16th, 9:04 am

I am another one of those who purchased Flower & flOw as part of the Journey Collector’s Edition (disc, not thru the PS store). I also am a Vita owner (since day 1) and have had my launch day PS4 pre-ordered for several weeks now. I just renewed my PS Plus membership the other day for the 3rd consecutive year, so I get to play these games that I purchased just like everybody else on all my PS systems too right? There are many loyal PlayStation customers in this exact position and we would greatly appreciate an official definitive answer to this.

chavez1138 said:

October 16th, 9:05 am

After the delay in Watch Dogs I was thinking about waiting to get my PS4 but there are many small things to love in PS4… good thing I did not cancel yesterday my PS4 + WD bundle

DION3TO said:

October 16th, 9:07 am

What about Journey?

stlthriot said:

October 16th, 9:10 am

Can we get a feature to Gift games and purchases to friends? :)

JMBlakk said:

October 16th, 9:11 am

I may finally pick up Flower seeing how I will have all three systems this maybe that indie title I want. If they have an indie sale for the PS4 launch then I may pick up more. remote play and cross buy are the only reason i even want to get a PS4 at launch

Chuppa_ said:

October 16th, 9:15 am

Escape Plan DLC SALES?

mantrakid said:

October 16th, 9:20 am

This seems more like bad news.. it’s basically 100% confirmation that *by default* PS3 games will not be compatible in any way with PS4. (it’s up to the developer to offer a PS4 version)

So if I want to play the huge library of stuff I downloaded to my PS3, I need to keep my PS3 hooked up. That’s a huge bummer…

PainOfSarrow said:

October 16th, 9:22 am

add tokyo jungle to the mix.

mantrakid said:

October 16th, 9:22 am

Nevermind, i did a quick google, and they already confirmed that a month ago. Bummer.

Sulumon said:

October 16th, 9:32 am

Sony has been working hard to create more “value-adds” for the PS4. This one is also welcomed. While I own Escape Plan, Flower and Sound Shapes their willingness to make them “cross-own,” on all systems is very encouraging for future(and maybe even additional past) PSN games. One can only hope that Sony will continue to create harmony among the Playstation brand. It’s scary to think that after snacking on all the PSN/PS4 games available in the 1st half of 2014 that we’ll start hearing about all the AAA proper games that await us . . . Getting more excited for launch each day!

LaughOutLate said:

October 16th, 9:46 am

Awesome Games. Can’t Wait!

cronqvist said:

October 16th, 9:52 am

Oh Sony, I love you more with each passing day. Thanks for the new versions at no additional cost (I already own Flow and Sound Shapes).

snakeeyes211 said:

October 16th, 10:00 am

This is amazing, thanks!

DeathGazer said:

October 16th, 10:06 am

Sweet!!! Cross-buy is just another reason why PlayStation rocks!

trent82 said:

October 16th, 10:07 am

This is great. Hopefully we will hear about Pinball Arcade soon. The developer said that if you already bought it on PS3 that there would be a deal to get it cheap on PS4.

mochuuu said:

October 16th, 10:11 am

will happily play all of these games again on PS4.

angelspawn77 said:

October 16th, 10:32 am

Thank you guys so much! I have all of these with the exception of Sound Shapes, Hope Journey gets brought over to the PS4 and possibly Vita as well in the future!

Nuke54 said:

October 16th, 10:35 am

I can only hope Journey makes it to the PS4 too. Flow and Flower were great, but Journey is just amazing. One of the best games I’ve ever played.

Battlehead said:

October 16th, 10:57 am

As asked before, what if we purchased the Journey CE on disc?

remanutd5 said:

October 16th, 11:22 am

How about bringing Warhawk and Fat Princess to the psvita?

Monterossa said:

October 16th, 11:34 am

Seriously? who’s gonna buy a $400 home console to play indie games?

PS Vita owners already angry at the amount of indie games on it now it’s gonna happen to PS4 too?

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    Eric Fong said:

    October 16th, 2:53 pm

    Perhaps I’m just bathing in the Kool-Aid, but the way I see it, PlayStation is the best platform to experience every genre of console games out there. I highly recommend you check out at least one of our many indie games that we offer. The amout of innovation happening on the indie front is mind blowing. If you don’t like the game, you’re out the cost of one fancy burrito (to borrow a phrase from Giant Sparrow’s Ian Dallas).

SogeKing said:

October 16th, 11:44 am

Sorry to yell but…


that is all.

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    Eric Fong said:

    October 16th, 2:55 pm

    Message received. Not currently part of the plan, but I know a guy who knows a guy ;)

terrencec06 said:

October 16th, 11:57 am

This is awesome, I own all but Flower. Here’s to the free Sound Shapes plat. Guess that’ll be my first PS4 plat.

D-Squad3 said:

October 16th, 12:03 pm

Escape Plan? Awesome, but what about Journey?!! You’ve got Flow and Flower but no Journey? Doesn’t make sense.

Kchow23 said:

October 16th, 12:20 pm

Wow was not expecting cross buy at all! You guys are awesome :)

Kchow23 said:

October 16th, 12:40 pm

It would be great if you guys could do the same thing you are doing for upgrading games PS3 versions of say NBA 2K14 where you get a discount on the PS4 version, but must keep the disc in the PS4 to still play it.

DJKim0701 said:

October 16th, 12:44 pm

How about trophies??!! Are they separate or what??

Welmosca said:

October 16th, 12:57 pm

Yeah glad to have Flow and Flower on Vita…I never played Flow so I’ll be trying on Vita….and I wanna play Escape Plan on PS3 not PS4…screw PS4….btw Escape Plan is great on Vita really great game…already got and played Sound Shapes on both Vita and PS3….amazing game as well.

ElementOfInertia said:

October 16th, 12:59 pm

This is great news! The whole time I was reading the information, I was thinking.. “Oh great, here comes the cash in, reselling the same product we already own.”

To much delight, upon reading the last paragraph left me with a smile! Great news :)

I really hopes this follows trend. I’d really like to buy games now, and upgrade games on a PS4 for free or for a minor fee, if need be. I really hope this is the trend this next round, because I have over 120 games downloaded on my PS3, which doesn’t include extras / content, plus discs / accessories / Sony services. I don’t need a justification to purchase one, it’s “when”!

Tell Adam Boyes hi :D

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    Eric Fong said:

    October 16th, 3:03 pm

    Again, there were a lot of people involved to make this happen and we’ll do everything in our power to continue this trend, but may not for reasons out of our control.

    I just tried to email Adam, but for some reason his address was not resolving for me. Saw him at IndieCade a few weeks ago, but didn’t get a chance to talk to him.

    Thanks for your support! I don’t think I even have 120 games on my PS3 :O

xClayMeow said:

October 16th, 1:35 pm

Still waiting for an announcement that Journey is coming to Vita – then hoping they package all three TGC games into one trilogy pack :). As such, I will not be buying Flow and Flower right now.

Elvick_ said:

October 16th, 1:46 pm

What about trophies? Will they all be one shared list?

Elvick_ said:

October 16th, 1:47 pm

Also, I hope we see The Unfinished Swan as well. And I really want Fat Princess on PS Vita… and PS4 would be nice. Or at least a sequel.

Guimace said:

October 16th, 1:56 pm

Will Sound Shapes feature a separate trophy list again?

If that is so, I’ll have its platinum for PS3, PS Vita AND PS4. Would be sweet specially if it allows loading my current save to instant pop the trophies again. :D

Guimace said:

October 16th, 2:00 pm

Also, of course, THANKYOU! These news are so amazing!

TLSBill said:

October 16th, 2:01 pm

Thank you very much for not making me pay for this game again! I have a PS4 on pre-order, but there’s no launch games that I feel like I “have” to have. Flower is my launch game apparently! Thanks again.

GABEv01 said:

October 16th, 2:07 pm

“Aww Man, THANKS!” *with The Last of Us Multiplayer voice* This are awesome news!

Rezolution77 said:

October 16th, 2:07 pm

MMmmMmm……….. CrossBuy…………….(drools)………..

*Hopefully this is the way of the future, and people will follow your lead.*

Rezolution77 said:

October 16th, 2:13 pm

And I stand with the other Fat Princess “protests”.

Really wanted to play that, to only find out, it would not work on the Vita. :(

gold_og_roger said:

October 16th, 2:16 pm

Nice to see Crossbuy for games are carrying over to PS4 titles and being ported.

plaztiksyke said:

October 16th, 2:24 pm

Will the amazing audio for Flower, flOw, and Sound Shapes be HD quality (24-bit/lossless)? 3D support? I’d pay a $5 upgrade fee in that case. If it’s just 1080p/60fps, it’s less interesting to me.

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