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Contrary to earlier reports, our recent interview with Jonathan Blow suggests a console version may be in the cards.A few months back, console gamers were hit with the unhappy news that The Witness probably wouldn't be headed to consoles. At the time, Blow cited the dated specs of the 360 and PS3, and the financial challenges of making a game on consoles as reasons that the game might only come to PC and iOS. In a recent interview with Game Informer, game director Jonathan Blow had some new thoughts on the matter. "My current idea is to launch on PC and iOS, and then maybe one of the consoles which has not been decided, and later to bring the game to all other platforms," Blow says. "We can only do a certain number of platforms at launch, because we’re small. 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."That's not an absolute confirmation, but it is certainly enough to give console owners hope that they'll get to play the new release from the maker of Braid. For more on The Witness, make sure and check out issue 225 of Game Informer, in which we have some brand new details and screens from the Witness, as well as more thoughts about the game from Jonathan Blow in our four-page feature on the game.
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I really hope so, this guy really has that creative indie juice.
I'll pick it up either way, but I'm usually a fan of consoles over PC as long as the controls hold up. I just like my couch and big TV when I'm gaming.
Please bring this game to consoles! Braid sold really well on the consoles. I think it would be a mistake not to. So many potential sales! Everyone should get a chance to play his games. There awesome!
It sucks that my favorite XBLA/PSN game is made by such a D-bag. Oh well, I guess I don't have to like him to like the content he creates.
This game has such a unique concept. I hope I get a chance to test it out.
I've never heard of this game, but if it's causing this much of a fuss I might need to check it out.
that would be so fantastic, but I'll buy it on PC if it doesn't end up coming to console.
I would like to see this come to consoles so more gamers can experience what is sure to be an amazing game :)