Earlier this year Jonathon Blow, developer of indie hit Braid, claimed that his new game ‘The Witness’ would not be coming to consoles. Jonathon spoke to Edge and said,
We like 360 and PS3, but their specifications are over five years old now, and that’s a lot in computer years. The kind of tricks we’d have to perform to get this game working on those platforms are such a lot of work that to port it over at this point is just not worth it for us.”
Jonathon has now spoken to Game Informer and may have changed his mind.
A few months ago, I was doing all these interviews, and I didn’t think we were going to do a console at launch. But we’re hiring two more programmers, which has a huge impact on what we can do.
So now the idea is open again, that we might do a console launch, but now what exactly that is depends on all sorts of business things that we just haven’t figured out yet.
The Witness will initially launch on iOS and PC.