Part of Wednesday’s big announcement for the PlayStation 4 was the revealing of the first trailer for The Witness, Jonathan Blow’s first game after his critically successful Braid. It was surprising to see Blow take the stage and commit to platform exclusivity, but reading between the lines this is most likely a timed exclusivity and Blow will explore other platforms once its released.
Blow has already mentioned on his Twitter account that for now the game is console exclusive to the PlayStation 4; it will be seeing simultaneous release on the PC when it’s available for Sony’s new console. In an interview with Joystiq, Blow mentions that once the timed exclusivity period ends, his team plans on exploring as many platforms as possible for the game:
Basically, you’ll see The Witness on PS4 before you’ll see it on the next Microsoft console or on the Wii U, presuming we eventually do ports to those consoles. Ideally we want the game to be in as many places as we can get it, but since we are a small developer and it’s a complicated game, we can only do so much at once.
Are you excited for the game? The trailer below shows it playing similarly to Myst, which was a popular series of games on the PC in the early days of gaming. Let us know in the comments.
- Pokken Tournament has a water stage
- Apex 2015 halted due to roof collapse
- Frogmind's Badland is headed to Wii U
- Sega is restructuring its business away from physical games
TAGS: Jonathan Blow, The Witness