Jenova Chen, co-founder of developer thatgamecompany, said in a post on the PS Blog that the fan reaction since Journey released two weeks ago has been "overwhelming".
"We have received more letters from fans in the two weeks since Journey's launch than we did for Flower over the past three years.
"We see the personal connection between our work and the players, which is the most real and priceless reward for us. For that, we thank you so much for your support, for spending time and money to play our game, and for spreading the word about Journey to your dear friends and family."
thatgamecompany also released the piece of art pictured (above, right) to express its gratitude.
"Lastly," said Chen," a lot of you have seemed to really enjoy the music in the game, which was composed by Austin Wintory. And we've received a lot of requests to release the soundtrack of the game. Well, I'm happy to announce that the soundtrack will be hitting the PS Store and iTunes on April 11, and there will be a limited CD release in the near future as well."
Following on from Flow and Flower, Journey completes a three game exclusivity deal between Sony and thatgamecompany. Have a read of our Journey review to find out why it might be the best three hours of gaming you'll enjoy this year.
Kelle Santiago, co-founder and co-president of thatgamecompany, confirmed today that she has left the studio to seek new challenges.