Time-Limited PlayStation 4-Exclusive ‘The Witness’ May Eventually Come To Wii U

the_witness_worldThe Witness will first be released on Sony’s next console, the PlayStation 4, which is scheduled to launch this holiday season. The game’s developer, Johnathan Blow, the creator of Braid, told Joystiq that he and his team want The Witness to be playable on as many platforms as possible, and he suggested that the upcoming 3D puzzle video game may eventually come to Microsoft’s next console and Nintendo’s new Wii U console.

“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.”

-Johnathan Blow


181 thoughts on “Time-Limited PlayStation 4-Exclusive ‘The Witness’ May Eventually Come To Wii U”

      1. I can’t believe this game will be the very first game to be simultaneously released for the “next gen” consoles in Big 3. excluding ps360.

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    1. I really hope so. I feel like third parties will push their games revolving around ps4 and the next xbox graphics and just leave the wii u with a watered down version instead. I hope I’m really wrong. I want all home console ports to look the same or just a little bit better than something drastic when comparing the home console versions.

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      1. I said it and i’ll say it again, the wiiU can push out graphic quality such as GTA 5, Last Of Us and Watch Dogs then I’m satisfy with the water down ports, I aint no graphic whore so graphic are least of my concerns..

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        1. By your logic, no one is allowed to like visuals at all unless they want to be a graphics whore. What happens if you’re like me and want amazing gameplay AND graphics?

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            1. Oh well thank god that’s been cleared up :P

              But it is more powerful, but it doesn’t look like a MASSIVE MASSIVE difference like last gen, It’s pretty big though none the less, Wii U still may have some hope.

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                1. It’s gonna be epic, I hope Nintendo surprise us though and announce Smash bros to be released this year, I doubt it will, but it would be f****** epic!

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                1. Well it is unified memory, 4Gb could start to possibly looked cramped with some of that RAM reserved for the OS in addition to 1080p textures, code, sound etc. Admittedly code is the smallest of the lot by far. More RAM will help enormously with loading times between levels, level map sizes etc. etc. Also if you consider the generation now expiring has lasted 7 years or so, then in 2020 8Gb will likely seem small all over again, just like 512Mb does now.

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              1. the thing is, graphic wise, all we’ve seen of the ps4 are tech demos. and we all know that the actual games NEVER end up looking as good as the demos. so i think it’s afe to say that it wont be too far off in terms of visuals

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                1. THANK YOU.

                  finally someone who noticed. It was a huge disappointment that all they showed were tech demos and no innovation on the controllers part. What I like about Nintendo’s reveals is that they DEMONSTRATE and SHOW you what their controllers can do day 1.

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    2. Actually, they never mentioned if it is the exact same version, it could be downscaled for all we know. So you don’t know that yet.

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      1. chill. the ps4 hardly has a library at all (actually no games are done). give it a year and we’ll see TONS of multi plats. This gen will be worse than ps360 was concerning exclusives. Most exclusives will be developed by Nintendo themselves.

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      1. Double edged sword….. 100 IQ points less? and before that? 150 or 200= smarter than you?

        heheh, sorry but you screwed yourself a bit xD

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    3. But you have to remember, it doesn’t really show much of the graphics power of the PS4 and the game will need to be toned down quite a bit to run on the Wii U’s hardware.

      So really Wii U can’t run games like Deep Down but it can run a lower end version of the Unreal Engine 4.

      Either way I’m getting the PS4 and this will be one of the titles I’ll be getting

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      1. /facepalm, these are NOT gameplay videos. Sony pulled the same crap with the ps3 WHY THE FUCK does anyone NOT remember this?!! How old are you guys? 10????

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    1. Yeah I know, I just read an article that says Nintendo are doomed because they don’t have God of War and Gears of War, because they were totally capable of getting those games.

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  1. Really? Making fun of someone’s last name? What are we, eight-years-old? Imagine being stuck with a really-easy-to-make-fun-of name for your whole life pfft

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                  1. FALSE.

                    Anyone can be pervert’s.Most Fanboys are perverted(ex. Sony and Microsoft and Nintendo)It’s a Fact.Thus making the perverted argument invalid.

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                    1. How is it false? And how is it invalid? Just because I didn’t mention the others considering it had nothing tdo with the conversation, doesn’t mean it’s false. Nintendo fanboys are massive perverts, unless you think its ok to accuse other of raping there nephews? No? Well sit the fuck down then.

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                    2. False since most of the fanboy in this site(excluding N-Unit and macorny whatever the hell 64) haven’t made any perverted comments.YET.Until the ENTIRE(to the core) comment section are filled with perverted comments,THEN you can state it as a fact.Until then,Sit the fuck down.

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                  2. i always find it funny how these “tough”, blood-lusting, violent video-game hardcore “mature gamers get offended when someone is a “pervert”. lol.

                    Reminds me of a ms fanboy I know, he said he got offended by Samus’ boobs on Other M saying “team Ninja dehumanizes woman” and the moron praises violence and Lollipop Chainsaw. lol the irony of these hardcore gamers.

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                1. (I know Ive said a lot but aw well) I don’t have to do anything to start flame wars buddy ;) N-Unit and most other fanboys goes ballistic if you aren’t pro Nintendo :P

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                  1. Atleast sounds better than the other console fanboys…

                    …and don’t get me started on the PC fanboys.

                    Nintendo fanboys are sane if you compare to those.

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      1. The Wii U will ALWAYS have exclusive content, just wait until you see the gamepad features for Watch Dogs.

        I think Destiny is already in development for Wii U. But honestly more people are looking forward to Pikmin 3, Mario Kart, Zelda, 3D Mario and Smash Bros. so I wouldn’t give a multi-plat game THAT much credit. You’re over emphasizing.

        (not hating on the game by the way)

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    1. Why would it?
      “Buy a WiiU, we have Destiny and Watch Dogs”
      “But how do they run? What about other games?”

      “……OHMYGOD SONY IS UNORIGINAL”

      Convincing /s

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  2. That’s cool for those who’re only buying a WiiU…

    The Witness was one of my favourite games at the press event, Braid was awesome, but this game looks better, i like how the game has no conflict, no threat or fighting, you just explore and immerse yourself in the game, and do as you wish, i wish more game we’re like that. Plus its got like 20 hours worth of content.

    I love his statement about the size, and being open world saying “it’s open world and big, but rather make it just big for no reason, have it open yet compact, so every with every 20 feet theres something to do, and you’re never backtracking or walking through nothing”.

    The guy is a fucking genius.

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      1. I know right.

        That’s always been my issue with open world games, just decorative rectangles with some stuff to do here and there.
        Just Cause 2 had stuff to do but it wad like little spots of content in a stupidly big world, Infamous scaled the size down, and made traversal more fun, but still alot of moving around.

        I don’t see why devs dont just make a game thats full of stuff to do, Arkham City is the closest ive seen to an open game that had something to do in svery corner, and everywhere had it’s significance, Arkham City felt more alive and more believable that any other open world game, it’s my main worry for Watch Dogs, that yeah people are going to be living their lives and you can do stuff but that its going to too big for it’s own good.

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      2. This is another game I want to get besides Knack and Infamous: Second Sun. The art style reminded me of Wind Waker HD when I first saw it. Hope it does well.

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      1. Simple Mazes? The game hasn’t even come out yet or showed how the mechanics work and you say “shittier puzzles” and “simple mazes.”

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  3. Wow, I can’t believe that the Playstation 4 is coming out so soon. Although that’s still several months away. I can only imagine the asinine price that it’s going to cost.

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        1. Yeah somewhere around that. I tend to import my games from US and UK though, much cheaper and I get better editions and delivered near release date! :)

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      1. I typed 600 AUD on a currency converter, and it said 618.78 US Dollars.
        $618 DOLLARS? That’s NOT BAD? My GOD! Maybe not for the rich. The price alone will forever keep ME away from caring about it. The Wii U is already too expensive for ME.

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        1. P.S. For that price, I could buy a new PC. Or maybe even a new giant screen tv. I’d NEVER pay that much just for a game console!

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          1. Obviously you have no idea about how different economies work. Remember how the PS3 was like 600USD or something? It was 1000+ AUD here.

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        2. You’re a total idiot. 600 AUD for a game console is around 300-400 USD.

          You don’t only factor in exchange rate. Our minimum wage is far greater than yours, we have more taxes that makes the price rise etc etc

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          1. You are expecting the ps4 to be in the 300-400 range price in Dollars?

            Ah, i would love it, (so i can have a wii u and a ps4) but aren’t you being extremely optimistic?

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      2. How much is that in USD/£? About $400?

        I’d say the leak that came out before of the 2 SKU’s, one at $429 and $529 are legit, obviously different sizes for HDD’s.

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      3. They said somewhere in the price range of £280 to £380 of UK for the PS4 which doesn’t sound that bad compared to the PS3’s launch price £600

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          1. And I’m sick of the bullshit also. This isn’t Wii vs PS3 anymore. Any visual difference will be minuscule and considering the best looking games last gen were Mario Galaxy and DK Country Returns IN 480P!! Then I cannot imagine what these developers will do with the Wii U.

            (NOT my opinion. Just what I’ve read online from various gamers. MY favorite looking games were Mass Effect and Mario Galaxy)

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        1. hardly..wiiu is about as fancy as it gets, highly custom, the ps4 contains modern chipset. ps3 was fancy with the cell…not the ps4.

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                1. meant to reply to “the chip set is nothing “fancy” it will keep the costs down. I will guess $300us.”

                  that is “what”

                  i’m guessing more along the lines of $450-$500 USD

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            1. /facepalm ALL hardware developers customize there chipset.

              VISUALLY it won’t be much better than Wii U. Most of what you saw were TECH DEMOS.

              The CLOSEST we can get at this point to comparing the Wii U to ps4 is by comparing the Wii U Bird TECH Demo and Zelda TECH Demo to all the damn Tech Demos they showed at the ps4 launch event. UNTIL sony shows off actual gameplay we can not be %100 sure how the actual VISUALS stack up.

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        2. Actually he has point, the CPU isnt CELL, its a mass produced so they save money on that, same with the GPU, although its still modified or “super charged” as they said.

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    1. Sony has left me with a lot of unanswered questions, so my wallet is dedicated to more Wii U goodness, alongside the PS3 games I’ve missed out on, this coming holiday until said questions are answered.

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        1. Wii U is getting…

          Bayonetta 2
          Monolith Studios “X”
          Wonderful 101
          Pikmin 3
          New 3d Mario
          New Zelda Game
          Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
          Lego City: Undercover…
          and more games on the way.

          P.S. Not saying ps4 is bad, but Nintendo ain’t out yet. Looking forward to Knack and Infamous: Second Sun; I don’t really care for Killzone, maybe I’ll try it out.

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        2. NOT THIS SHIT AGAIN!!!

          It feels like 2006 all over again!!

          “The PS3 is getting kz2 and resistance!! All Wii’s getting is re-hashed mario loll”

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    1. The u will have better graphics according to price if the station is 500 for example the difference Will probably be like 60 to 80 dollars sonysoft basically robs people every gen seems to be a trend trust me the king is already here

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      1. I don’t have a 360 is it available on Mac? I’m very interested in the game what’s the concept from what understand its a platformer with time travel mechanics?

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  4. I love how PS4 games might no longer be exclusive days after the Event of the PS4 (Still wanted see this bloody console -_-). I think the Wii U graphics we are seeing might not be Wii U’s potential. I think Nintendo is hiding something. I bet you could over clock the Wii U because it does not heat up for crap anyway because it is supposed to be the CPU that is pushing graphics away so over clock that to a safe amount and maybe future games will look even sexier.

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    1. They never said the third-party games were all exclusive. They obviously aren’t going to announce them for other systems at the SONY event though, or for systems that aren’t even announced yet.

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  5. I hope The Witness does come to Wii U as The Witness and Watch Dogs are the only games on PS4 that I’m interested in and luckily Watch Dogs is already coming to Wii U so that just leaves The Witness left.

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  6. The wii has way better graphics than the hd twins according to the launch price there’s not one game on the hd twins that’s worth the extra 250to350 they charged at launch against the wiis best games but people don’t talk about that

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  7. I always said and i always will, as a personal choice. If the WiiU can handle Watch Dogs with those graphics, and maybe better than 360 and ps3 version; then im satisfied with the graphics; i don’t need more graphics to enjoy a fantastic game, after that level of realism, i only need gameplay, only gameplay will save the “beautiful” games. And i’m not even thinking of what WiiU could achieve in 2 years from now in terms of graphics, so.. it’s only a matter of time.

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