I’m really excited for The Witness. Braid creator Jonathan Blow‘s next game has been long gestating, but it was finally revealed we’d be getting our hands on the game in January. It’s a relief to see the project resurface, as I was getting a little worried there for a little bit.
The game is going to dump you on a beautiful island, and have you explore, solving various puzzles as you go. There are going to be over 600 of the trials too, so by the sounds of it, it is pretty massive. Head’s up though, Blow doesn’t think most of you will be able to solve all of the puzzles. Speaking to EU PlayStation Blog, he revealed there are puzzles in the game that less than 99% of people will complete. When asked if he was worried about making the game to hard, he said:
No. Usually if I cut things it’s just because I don’t think they’re very good. I’ve cut hundreds of things from the game. Usually I cut them early — I start experimenting with something and decide I don’t like it. But there’s at least one puzzle in the game right now that almost nobody — like 1% of players — will ever be able to figure out
Well then. Challenge accepted.