The Witness, the latest project from Braid developer Jonathan Blow, is coming to PlayStation 4, the developer announced at PlayStation Meeting 2013 in New York City tonight.
“In the release window, PlayStation 4 will be the only console The Witness is on,” said Blow.
The puzzle game is set in an open world and offers over 25 hours of gameplay, according to Blow.
“For a puzzle game, this is nice, because it means we can include real puzzles that challenge and surprise you,” he said. “In a linear game, if you get stuck on a puzzle, you are usually just stuck unless you look up the answer; this is why many linear games shy away from puzzles with non-obvious solutions. In The Witness, we can make puzzles as difficult or as subtle as we want, because if you are stuck in an area, you can simply go somewhere else.”
The game will include easy puzzles and hard puzzles, but even the easy ones are interesting, according to Blow.
“Every puzzle has a little bit of communication wrapped inside it,” he said. “We work hard to make each communication as clear and interesting as we can. So when you work through a bunch of puzzles in the game, you have also experienced a flow of ideas, presented to you at a high density.”
Watch the debut trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.