Flow, Flower, Sound Shapes, Escape Plan on PS4 in Nov.

Flow, Flower, Sound Shapes, Escape Plan on PS4 in Nov.

The four PS3 and PS Vita titles will be on the PS4 around the console's launch as Cross-Buy titles.

Sony announced today it is bringing four existing games, Flow, Flower, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan to the PS4 in November. The company describes the four games as "small, innovative games" that have been "pushing the boundaries of gaming."

All four titles are Cross-Buy games, which means once you buy it on one system, you can download it for free on any other available system. Sony added if you have already purchased one of the four games on the PlayStation store, they will be available on the PS4 and PS Vita as a free download as soon as they release.

In Flower, from game developer thatgamecompany, the player controls the wind move a flower petal, and as the player's petal flies near other petals, more and more petals will fly through the wind controlled by the player. The game has no dialogue or text and designed to be more of an emotive art piece. It will be released on the PS4 on the console's launch day, Nov. 15.

Queasy Games' Sound Shapes is a musical platformer also set to release on the PS4 on Nov. 15. The game is a sidescrolling platformer where you must adhere to the beat and rhythm while making your way past obstacles and enemies.

Flow, another title from thatgamecompany, will be released for the PS4 and PS Vita on Nov. 29. The game was based on game developer Jenova Chen's research in game difficult balancing - automatically changing parameters in a videogame based on the player's ability to match their playing level and find that sweet spot of not boring but not frustrating. The player controls a worm-like creature and travel through planes.

Escape Plan, a PS Vita title developed by Fun Bits Interactive, also comes to the PS4 on Nov. 29. Sony stated it has spent a lot of time reworking the Vita controls for the DualShock 4 controller. In this game, the player controls two characters through dangerous rooms.

For many of these games, the experience is more important than the visuals, but it wouldn't hurt to see them look even better on the screen.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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Sony added if you have already purchased one of the four games on the PlayStation store, they will be available on the PS4 and PS Vita as a free download as soon as they release.

And that's all I wanted to know about this, I'm genuinely impressed to see this. If they do this with all PS3 games I may have to get a PS4 sooner than I was planning to.

Although why are Flow and Flower included but not Journey? Seems like a no brainer given that it's from the same studio and was hugely popular when it was released.

I only ever bought the PSP version of flOw.

Does that still count into the Cross-Buy thing? Or has Sony just forsaken that platform?

Battenberg:

Sony added if you have already purchased one of the four games on the PlayStation store, they will be available on the PS4 and PS Vita as a free download as soon as they release.

Although why are Flow and Flower included but not Journey?

That was my initial thought. Journey is easily Chen's magnum opus (for the time being at the very least).

It'll probably show up later.

Battenberg:

Sony added if you have already purchased one of the four games on the PlayStation store, they will be available on the PS4 and PS Vita as a free download as soon as they release.

And that's all I wanted to know about this, I'm genuinely impressed to see this.

This is what I was going to say. I was fully expecting Sony to make people rebuy any title that gets pushed out for the PS4 and I've got some respect that they're not doing that, even if it's just for these 4 games.

But the article made it sound like cross-buy is going to be a more general Sony wide strategy (since it's already party of their PS Vita thing) and if so, then that's a pretty sweet deal all round.

Does that mean that people that owned them on the PS3 must buy them again...

If so, why do people put up with this :( ?

Charcharo:
Does that mean that people that owned them on the PS3 must buy them again...

If so, why do people put up with this :( ?

read the posts above you mate the article says the exact opposite

vallorn:

Charcharo:
Does that mean that people that owned them on the PS3 must buy them again...

If so, why do people put up with this :( ?

read the posts above you mate the article says the exact opposite

Good. I kinda missed that :( . I just hope all the games they decide to port are like that.

Captcha: take wrong turns . Well, yeah I did captcha :P.

 

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