Sky: Children of the Light, the spiritual successor to the 2012 game Journey from developer Thatgamecompany, is now free to download on PlayStation consoles. The free-to-play game originally launched on iOS in 2019 before making its way to Android in 2020 and Nintendo Switch in 2021. It has finally made its way to PS4 and PS5.
Thatgamecompany took a decidedly different approach to Sky: Children of the Light when compared to Journey, though some elements still remained in the final release. Sky shifts its focus to being a live service, online multiplayer title where players assist each other in overcoming obstacles and challenges in an aesthetically stunning world. The multiplayer aspect is something lifted from Journey, though greatly expanded upon in Sky. Players can also purchase Journey-themed items in Sky for $25.
The official description of Sky: Children of the Light provided on the game’s official website reads:
“Join the enchanting community of Sky. Hold hands and take flight in an unforgettable social adventure together with loved ones. Explore the seven realms of this beautifully-animated kingdom with other players where compassion, community and wonder greet you at each turn. Create enriching memories as you solve mysteries, make friends, and help others along the way. Sky is a multi award-winning game experience created by the studio that brought you Journey and Flower. Download today!”
Sky was a pretty big success when it launched on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. According to stats, it was downloaded over 160 million times across all those platforms. Given the relaxing nature of the game and its pleasant visuals, it’s an easily accessible game to just pick up and play.
Sky: Children of the Light is now available to download for free on PS4 and PS5, though it doesn’t seem like you’ll need an active PlayStation Plus subscription to enjoy the online features. Check out the Journey Pack trailer below.