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

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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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  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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      • 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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      • 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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  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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  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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    • 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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