On Wednesday, Braid developer Jonathan Blow announced that his next game, The Witness, will come to PlayStation 4 as a timed console exclusive, meaning owners of consoles like Microsoft's next Xbox and Nintendo's Wii U may have to wait to play his game.
In an interview with Kotaku, Blow says the decision to ink a deal with Sony came down to a few key factors, including the PS4's technical specs and the "it's about games" positioning of the next-gen PlayStation.
"There were people at Sony who really liked the game and were keeping in touch with us about it, and so we naturally started going to their PS4 developer events, got a dev kit, and started playing with it," Blow said. "I don't have good communication with anyone at Microsoft right now, and haven't been disclosed on their next...
Braid developer Jonathan Blow will bring his next game, the 3D puzzle adventure The Witness, to PlayStation 4, Sony and Blow announced today.
PlayStation 4 will be the only console The Witness is on during the game's "release window," Blow said. The Witness was previously announced for release on Windows PC and iOS sometime in 2013. The developer's previous game, Braid, was launched as a timed exclusive for Xbox 360 and later came to PC and PS3.
Sony touted PS4 would continue to allow independent developers to self-publish their games on the console maker's next-generation platform.
The Witness was first announced in 2009, with a playable demo of the mysterious maze puzzle game first shown in 2010.
During today's PlayStation Meeting, Sony and Blow unveiled a new gameplay trailer for...