Sky’s macOS Beta Makes Me Want It Even More For Apple TV

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In ATVG’s screenshot essay following the release of Sky’s iOS beta, I expressed concerns that it might be a very short, finite beta, and that the servers might shut down on me at any second. I jumped in to hurriedly gather impressions and take screenshots, thinking the clock was ticking.

I needn’t have worried, because months later the beta is still open, and players can sign up to it right here.

ATVG was right to wish for Sky to come to a bigger screen. The macOS beta went live yesterday, and after playing Sky on a Mac mini connected to a 32 inch monitor, I still believe bigger is better, and can’t wait to enjoy it in full glory on a 60 inch screen via Apple TV.

Sit tight, thatgamecompany says it’s still working on it.
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IGN Reveals Six Minutes of Gameplay From Upcoming Journey Follow Up – Sky

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Finally! Some actual, concrete details.

Since its announcement two months ago, talk of Sky has consisted of conceptual ramblings involving¬†“gratefulness, appreciation, and giving,” without any real hard details about what players will actually be¬†doing in-game. But today, via a first over on IGN, thatgamecompany’s Jenova Chen narrated viewers through a little over six minutes of gameplay, giving the world a look at what looks to be a beautiful, cooperative gaming experience, involving…gratefulness, appreciation, and giving.

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Thatgamecompany’s Sky Could Release As Early As December

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Thatgamecompany’s CEO Jenonva Chen is talking all things Sky on iOS 11’s Today section in the revamped App Store this morning.

Since Chen announced the follow up to Journey live on stage at this year’s iPhone event two months ago, things have been quiet. Being focused on Apple TV gaming, ATVG is understandably¬†excited by the fact that Sky will be playable on big screens first via Apple TV. For some deeper editorial pondering on whether Sky might be able to sell the idea of Apple TV as a viable option for big screen gaming, have a read right here.

Back to the present though, the big news from today’s interview between Chen and Apple, is that we may be playing Sky before Christmas.

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Thatgamecompany’s Jenova Chen Talks Sky in Q&A

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The studio’s follow up to modern indie classic – Journey – was announced on stage today at Apple’s event, and it’s an interesting move for both Apple and thatgamecompany to be bringing the long anticipated game to big screens first via Apple TV.

There aren’t a whole lot of concrete details about Sky in the six and a half minute Q&A embedded below, but this chat between thatgamecompany’s President and Creative Director Jenova Chen and Geoff Keighly is still worth watching. It’s a treat to hear a developer emoting passionately about these kinds of artistic gaming experiences.

ATVG will take a closer look at what today’s Apple TV 4K announcement might mean for gaming on the platform in the coming days.

For more on the upcoming Sky, have a read right here.