Braid creator Jonathan Blow spoke about his upcoming game , The Witness, on the PlayStation Blog where his team found that from start to finish, the game lasts around 25-40 hours. Originally it was supposed to only be an 8 hour game. Inspired by Myst, the game takes place on a single island with a number of structures with their own puzzles dedicated to them that can be solved in any order.
“Some of the game is optional. I suspect this is the biggest and most intricate world ever built for a puzzle game. Someone get a consultant from the Guinness Book to verify that.
“On the tech side, we are working on making the game run with a smooth and solid frame rate, and making the graphics look as nice as possible, and ensuring that the streaming system loads things quickly.
“We wrote out own engine for this game, so on the one hand, it means we get to do a lot of work; but on the other hand, it means we have precise control and can tweak it carefully until it is the highest-quality experience we can deliver.”
The Witness currently doesn’t have a release date, but it will be a timed-Pl PlayStation 4 exclusive and eventually head to PC. In the meantime look at the gorgeously created work below.