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Jon Blow: The Witness might be largest puzzle game ever


2:30 PM on 10.16.2013
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Jonathan Blow's next project sounds absolutely massive. The Braid designer and his team are currently putting the finishing touches on The Witness, an open world puzzle game coming to PlayStation 4 that is reportedly somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 to 40 hours in duration.

That's a far cry from the eight hour campaign Blow envisioned when he embarked on this journey. In a recent update on the PlayStation Blog, the designer suggested the title might just be "the biggest and most-intricate world ever built for a puzzle game."

In addition to detailing The Witness' massive environments and tweaking its puzzles, the developer is presently focused on creating a "smooth and solid frame rate, making the graphics look as nice as possible, and ensuring that the streaming system loads things quickly."

The Witness on PS4: Tiny Details in a Very Big World [PlayStation Blog]








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3:00 AM on 02.21.2014
I don't think I'll mind getting lost in The Witness

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1:45 PM on 12.02.2013
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8:45 PM on 06.14.2013
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9:00 PM on 05.23.2013
The Witness looks lovely in this latest PS4 footage

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7:30 PM on 03.11.2013
Jon Blow praises the power of the PlayStation 4

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3:00 PM on 02.22.2013
Blow explains why The Witness is a timed PS4 exclusive

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2:30 PM on 03.08.2012
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