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The Witness will explore an island full of puzzles on the Xbox One on Sept. 13

The Witness, the acclaimed first-person puzzle game from designer Jonathan Blow, will be released on the Xbox One September 13 — several months after its debut on the PC and PlayStation 4.

IGN got the first word from Blow on the game's Xbox One release:

According to Blow, the Xbox One version of The Witness will not differ from its PC or PlayStation 4 versions. "There are some technical differences, but it's basically the same game," Blow told IGN, dismissing the idea of platform-exclusive content for The Witness. "I feel like that would kind of… mess up the game," he continued.

Ironically, Blow first achieved fame for designing Braid, an acclaimed indie game that debuted on the Xbox 360 in 2008 before being released for other platforms in 2009. However, Blow later stated that he had issues working with Microsoft on the release of Braid and decided to make The Witness available first for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

As far as the game itself, The Witness has a very simple premise: your player character finds himself on an island with no memory of who he is or how he got there. In order to find a way home he has to solve the many puzzles found on this beautiful but mysterious island.

11 Comments
  • Any ps4 owners rate this game?
  • I've finished the game on PC. For me, it scores 8/10. The only bad thing about the witness is the ending, very bad ending..
  • PC gamer: The game is superb.
  • Fantastic news! Really glad its making it to Xbox One, and so soon.
  • Seems like a perfect game for Steam VR.
  • About time. Better be cheap like stream would be at this point.
  • No chance. It will be $40.
  • Well I can wait for a sale on steam it Xbox
  • I thought it was on the expensive side.
  • Woot! I have this on my "to get list" on PS4 but since Sony is raising fees for Plus memberships (re: gouging customers) all my expenditures will go to Xbox.
  • I have it on PC, didn't care for it.  Don't buy into their marketting schtick of "it's an island full of puzzles."  More accurately they should have said it's an island with hundreds of nearly the exact same puzzle with only a slight variation between them over and over again.  Basically imagine Talos Principal except the puzzles are all about drawing a line to the end of a maze and there's no story. Skip this one, and get Talos Princical on PC if you haven't.  Excellent puzzle game.