The lights are on
Ever since Jonathan Blow released Braid on Xbox Live in 2008 to both critical and commercial acclaim, the industry has been eagerly awaiting his next project. However, the Witness sounds like a drastic departure from Blow’s previous projects.
In an interview with RockPaperShotgun, Blow talks about why he decided to call his next game The Witness and why he believes telling stories in video games is so challenging, but we were more curious to hear whether or not the game would be coming to Xbox Live or PSN.
“The only platform I know for sure is PC,” said Blow. “I’d like to do at least one console but it’s a lot of effort. It’s an open-world game with no loading where you wander around, so even those it’s small it’s not going to fit remotely in memory on one of those consoles. On a console, we have to start doing all this engine stuff, like Skyrim has to do, streaming in assets, which is a lot of work. The CPU’s really slow, the shader’s really slow… it’s very difficult for me to believe that we’ll be able to deliver the experience we want people to have on a 360.”
Sounds a little disappointing, but maybe things will change before the game actually comes out. After all, the game isn’t set to release until sometime next year.
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i wonder if they will still bait him into releasing a half done version for the xbox.
Also it says those when it should say though.
The Witness looks like a great game for DX11 rendering!
LOOKS AMAZING. Never had a chance to play myst before but heres my chance too.
I wanna see it on iPad.
who knows? the game doesn't look graphically complex, that said it might be pretty big.
The image above looks weird. Anybody knows what's this game about?
What's the game though?
xbox should encourage more growth on its live network. Small arcade games are ok, but we can very easily have a full cod like game on live as well
I don't care. Braid was insanely overrated (just like World of Goo; two overrated steaming piles that got credit simply because DLGs were so young this generation). I don't care what this guy does. I just hope it's not successful...
Or rather, I don't care whether or not it's successful. I just don't want to hear all gaming sites talk about it like they've got an automatic, uncontrollable bon*r for whatever this dude does.
So open world with no loading, like Minecraft? Isn't that coming to 360??