Today we were hit with some pretty shocking news from thatgamecompany on the free-to-play front. As you might know, thatgamecompany are the artistic geniuses who brought us the trilogy of PSN exclusive titles, Flow, Flower, and the groundbreaking Journey. But now that their exclusive deal with Sony is up, it could mean that the Journey creator's next game will come to mobile platforms, and that it might adopt the ever-provocative free-to-play model.
Please say it ain't so! In an interview with Joystiq about the developer's new direction, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen acknowledged how the average gamer feels towards IAPs, and made a promise that his team's potential use of the free-to-play model would be different: "If we do actually end up going to free-to-play, we will make sure that you don't pay because you are not happy, you pay because you are happy."