A new trailer has been release for the beautiful looking first-person puzzle game The Witness, which also reveals a release date for the game—something many who have been following it for a while now have been eagerly anticipating.
The Witness comes from Jonathan Blow, the maker of the critically acclaimed indie game Braid. He was also one of the game developers featured in the documentary Indie Game: The Movie.
You can check out the new trailer below.
Blow spoke about the status of the game on the PlayStation Blog. Here’s what he had to say:
We finally know the release date for The Witness: it’s January 26, 2016. That’s about four months from now, and it will be a very busy four months as we work hard to make the game the absolute best we can.
We’ll be very happy to get the game out into the world, because we’ve been working on it a long time! We originally thought The Witness would be coming out toward the end of the PS4 launch window, but “¦ there’s just been a lot to do. I think when the game is in your hands, you’ll find it to be intricate and deep, and also unlike anything else you have played.
There’s a lot here. When we started making this game, I figured it would have between 8 and 12 hours of playtime. As it happens, the game we’ve finally built is around 10 times as big as that: if you are a completionist who wants to wring every last drop out of the game, you might expect to play for 80 hours, or possibly 100. For people who don’t want to go quite that far, the game’s still got plenty for you.
For the most part we are fixing bugs, refining the feel of play, and making sure everything is just right for January.
That’s all from me for now “” back to working on the game! “” but your fine PS.Blog host Justin has been playing the preview version of The Witness and will be sharing his impressions soon.