505 Games and Giant Squid bring you ABZÛ

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One of the bigger indie games revealed during Sony’s press conference last night was ABZÛ, the new title from the mind behind Journey and Flower, Matt Nava.

 

ABZÛ, just as Mr. Nava’s other titles, doesn’t really seem to be a story-driven game in the traditional sense, as it looks like you will have to build a lot of the story in your mind.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Giant Squid and bring their first title to market,” said Ian Howe, President, 505 Games. “As a huge fan of Nava’s groundbreaking work and artistic style, we were honored by the opportunity and immediately knew this was for us! We look forward to working with Giant Squid and seeing how ABZÛ will expand our growing portfolio of visually stunning and creatively extraordinary game experiences.”

ABZÛ doesn’t have a firm release date, just a release window of 2016 and will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC.

“We are hard at work on ABZÛ, which has already been in active development for about a year,” said Matt Nava, Creative Director, Giant Squid. “I am very lucky to be collaborating with a team of extremely talented developers who aren’t satisfied unless we are innovating at every step of our process. Our goal is to create unique, meaningful experiences that resonate with players on a deep level. When we pitched our game concept to 505, it was immediately obvious that they got it. They have respect for us as a team of creative developers and actively go out of their way to ensure that our artistic freedom is undeterred. Partnering with 505 made total sense for Giant Squid and I am truly excited to work with them on our first title.”

 

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Written by Kyle Jessee

Kyle Jessee

Your lone Kentucky writer on staff. Loves the Big Blue Nation, rock music, and Resistance 2 (the best in the series).

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  • IceSamurai Dono

    I was hopping Giant Squid (I thought they where called ‘thatgamecompany’ ???) Would make something for ps4. ABZU seems like it was made for me and me only lol. I (like every other game I really like) will be going in to media black. I just want to play when its ready.

  • I liked what I saw from Sony’s Presser, and coming from some of the guys who did Journey, you can’t go wrong.