Jonathan's Blow's next mind-melting puzzler has a bright – and colorful
– future in the next generation, as he took center stage
at Sony's conference last night to announce The Witness
would come to PlayStation 4 as a timed exclusive. After the show, Blow told us that his team is hard at work on the PS4 port of The Witness
, and a PC version is still in tow.
"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," Blow said. "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."Blow decided to port The Witness to PS4 because he liked the console, not to snub players on other platforms or simply make a quick buck, he said:
"People are speculating that we did this because of money, but that is not the case at all. We like the console and we like the people we are working with; we were already developing a PS4 port of the game, which prevents us from doing other console ports anyway, again because we can only do so much. So it was only a small step to go from this practical fact of development to a formal agreement signed on paper."
Besides, signing a contract with any company wouldn't be too difficult for Blow and his team, since they already have at least one Witness