Sky was first revealed at Apple’s iPhone X event last year. It will launch first on iOS, but hold did before you make any judgment because it looks and sounds absolutely wonderful in its opening 30 minutes uploaded by AllGamesDelta.
There is an in-game message at the start of the video which describes the footage as being part of a “special preview” of Sky, and mentions that the game is still “work-in-progress”. However, that does not make the preview any less impressive as it still offers a spellbinding glimpse at a world brought to life with skill and craftsmanship.
The 30-minute video shows us how the developers have taken this third-person adventure game and instilled it with a gently collaborative multiplayer spin. Unlike other games, Sky puts far greater prominence and importance on the existence of fellow humans. There is a possibility of up to eight people appearing in the same world at once, and, through co-operation and creativity, must work together in order to explore islands and overcome puzzles.”The hope”, says ThatGameCompany, “is to create a new experience that promotes compassion, altruism, and teamwork within its audience base”.”If you really think about the player-to-player interaction in Journey, it’s very minimal,” explained Thatgamecompany president and creative director Jenova Chen of Sky’s multiplayer focus recently, “It’s almost like playing one single tone across the whole melody. But now with many people, we have all kinds of parameters.”Like the number of people in a scene, the type of mechanics [in which] they engage with each other. Are they helping each other? Are they competing with each other? Are they potentially protecting each other? That interpersonal gameplay is now a new element that we could utilize to add a new feeling to the game.” he added.
Back in September 2017, we saw a glimpse of the game with a teaser. From the looks of the teaser and the trailer, this definitely is reminiscent of Journey. The game appears a little more involved since you’re actively collecting things and interacting with environments, but it still exhibits the studio’s minimalist style.
As of now, there is no news on the release date for Sky, but ThatGameCompany has said that they will it will probably happen after it has taken its turn on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.