Those who do not own a PlayStation need not miss out on the next game from acclaimed Journey developer, Thatgamecompany.

The studio has received USD$5.5 million (NZD$7.0 million) in funding from finance firm Benchmark Capital, which it intends to use to release its next title across multiple platforms, according to co-founder and creative director Jenova Chen.

The developer would now be able to provide what it saw as an optimal experience to players, said Chen.

In return for the funding, Benchmark Capital partner Mitch Lasky would join Thatgamecompany's board of directors.

"The intent of the investment is to provide the resources for TGC to remain independent, so they can innovate with complete autonomy from the pressures of platforms and publishers," wrote Lasky.

He compared the studio's vision to Pixar's contributions to animation, and said Benchmark wanted to support that approach.

Since its formation in 2006 and as part of a contract with Sony, Thatgamecompany has released three PlayStation-exclusive games: Flow, Flower, and Journey – the latter of which went on to become the fastest-selling PSN game ever.