So he took his mother’s silver paintbrush, and followed the footprints into a little door he hadn’t seen before…
If you didn’t pick-up the silver paintbrush two years ago and discover the enchanting and mysterious world of The Unfinished Swan, a great journey awaits you on Wednesday, 29th October when it arrives for PlayStation 4 priced at €12.99/£9.99.
We are also pleased to announce that this intriguing tale is also coming to PS Vita on the same date. The Unfinished Swan is also a cross buy title. If you’ve purchased The Unfinished Swan before, you’re entitled to it on all PlayStation platforms
Now in silky smooth 1080p on PS4, The Unfinished Swan puts you in the fairytale story of a young boy chasing after a swan who has wandered off into a surreal unfinished kingdom. You begin in a completely white space and paint to splatter your surroundings, to reveal the world around you.
That however, is just the beginning, and dare we spoil the rest with the slightest of words. The Unfinished Swan will challenge your belief in confronting the unknown. It will spark your imagination, and keep you exploring to see what lies beyond the blank “whitespace” exposed before you. You may even encounter the eccentric King who built this realm.
Speaking of kings and realms, The Unfinished Swan was originally crafted for the PlayStation 3 by the incredible minds of Giant Sparrow, a development team whom we are proud to call “family.” Ian Dallas, founder of Giant Sparrow and lead creator of The Unfinished Swan has a fairytale story of his own in how The Unfinished Swan came to be.
In October 2008, Ian submitted “Whitespace” to the still-running indie-dev game showcase at the Tokyo Game Show – “Sense of Wonder.” He was honoured to present as one of twelve finalists. After the show, Santa Monica External Studio connected with Ian to help him realise his dream of publishing The Unfinished Swan and to enable him to establish his team, Giant Sparrow. Three years later on 24th October 2012, The Unfinished Swan released on PlayStation 3.
Below, you can take a look at where The Unfinished Swan started in Ian’s mind.
Ian’s story is as true to the nature of what The Unfinished Swan is all about – discovering and exploring the unknown. And as today marks the two-year anniversary of the game launching on PS3, Santa Monica Studios and Giant Sparrow want to give a heartfelt thanks to Armature Studios for handling the development of The Unfinished Swan to be fully realised on PS4 and PlayStation Vita. They were amazing partners to work with and this would not be possible without them.