The Witness to be at three to four times longer than Jonathan Blow intended
Jonathan Blow has given and update on how development is coming along on his new game The Witness.
Blow revealed that when they started working on The Witness he had envisaged around eight hours of gameplay time. That has now ballooned to between 25 and 40 hours of gameplay depending on how much of the optional content you play.
The Braid creator explained on the PlayStation Blog, “Just the other week, we played through the game from start to finish, to get a fresh perspective and to see everything that is here (because when you are working on a small piece of a game for a long time, it becomes very easy to get tunnel vision and to see only that small piece).”
”Originally I had meant to design an eight-hour game,” Blow added, “but The Witness is more like 25-40 hours depending on how much you play (some of the game is optional!). I suspect this is the biggest and most intricate world ever built for a puzzle game (someone get a consultant from the Guinness Book to verify that!)”
There's still no indication on when The Witness will be released on PS4 but from the screenshots it's shaping up to be an exquisite experience visually.