Thomas Was Alone is going to have a legion of new friends soon. Bossa Studios is working with Sony to bring the indie platformer to both the PS3 and Vita. Which should cause much rejoicing among the growing indie game community that’s been growing on the PlayStation Network with releases like Limbo, Knytt Underground, Unfinished Swan and Journey. The friend making will commence on Spring 2013.
It’s a pretty good fit, considering Sony’s recent love for indie developers and the way Thomas Was Alone‘s gameplay is suited to a console or handheld experience. People will be able to help Thomas and the other AI routines explore the computer mainframe and find their way through each level by using their unique skills to work together. It’ll even end up being the optimal version of the game, what with the inclusion of DLC and optional director commentary. I’m guessing there will be trophies as well.
This news makes me so glad I waited to buy Thomas Was Alone, and I’m sure a lot of you will feel the same way. I hesistated for silly reasons, like I was waiting for a sale or had a big backlog. That means now I’ll get to play it on one of my favorite systems with standard controls. I’ll probably even splurge on DLC.
Oh, who am I kidding. I’m grabbing Thomas Was Alone for my Vita the second it’s released. Games like this are a perfect fit for that portable. The only thing that would make it even more perfect is if it ends up being part of the cross-buy promotion and anyone who grabs it gets both the PS3 and Vita version for one price. I’d be willing to pay a little extra, say $14.99 instead of $9.99, if it means I would get copies for both systems.
Update: Thomas Was Alone will be a cross-buy game! When you buy it, you get it for your PS3 and Vita. We’re all buying this one now.