The Witness Release Date Announced: January 26, 2016

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The Witness Snow

The Witness was first announced in 2009, and has gone through a long journey including platform changes on its way to its impending release. It’s a puzzle-adventure game that takes place on an (as far as we know?) a remote island. Known for vibrant cel-shading and the development leadership from Jonathan Blow (of the platformer Braid,) the game’s release has been highly anticipated for quite some time.

With a new entry on the PSBlog and a special trailer, development team Thekla Inc. have announced a release date of January 26, 2016 for both of The Witness‘s platforms: PlayStation 4, iOS and PC. In his comments on the PSBlog entry, Blow notes that the game has since expanded in volume past what he had anticipated; while at first he thought the game may take eight to twelve hours to complete, but now a diehard completionist who wants to achieve everything possible may take up to eighty hours with the game. For those curious he also offers some numbers illustrating the growth in assets for The Witness since May 2014. At this point, the development team are tidying up the game and placing finishing touches.

Check out the trailer below! It offers a preview of some of the puzzles that players will encounter in their adventure.


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Paul Kainoa Vigil has been playing video games for as long as he can remember. His tastes are varied, ranging from action platformers to RPG's, and even the occasional adventure game or visual novel. His gaming tastes are almost as interesting as his backlog of games, which continue to grow.