ABZÛ, from the artist behind Journey 

developed by Giant Squid  |  Platforms: Windows, PS4 

“A beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant hidden world bursting with color and life as you descend into the heart of the ocean. But beware as you swim deeper as dangers lurk in the depths.”

“Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators”

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A B Z Û is an epic descent into the depths of the sea, where players will explore beautifully rendered ocean environments with fluid swimming controls. The experience draws inspiration from the deep innate narrative that we all carry within our subconscious: the story of ABZÛ is a universal myth that resonates across cultures. The name references a concept from the oldest mythologies; it is the combination of the two ancient words AB, meaning ocean, and , meaning to know.  ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.

I love Journey and Abzu, and it’s my personal headcanon that the two ancient civilizations existed at the same time and had contact.

While the Journey people didn’t seem godless, the Abzu people seemed way more into gods and religion.

Also, it’s obvious that the Journey people had a civil war over recourses, but it isn’t as clear what happened to the Abzu people because we only see one person using a war machine. I like to think a leader of the Abzu people saw the Journey people fighting and decided to control the Abzu people’s recourses to try and prevent it happening to them, but turned into a dictator and things just went downhill from there.

I know the ancients in Journey have white faces, but I think it might be because they’re spirits because they seem to have black faces in the murals.