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Jonathan Blow’s long-awaited open-world puzzle game The Witness finally has a release date: January 26th, 2016.

A new trailer shows off some of colorful and vibrant vistas players will encounter as they explore the island that serves as the game’s setting, solving puzzles and piecing together its mysteries along the way.

From the same designer that brought us Braid, The Witness has been a long time coming, originally announced back in 2009 and once slated as a launch title for the PlayStation 4. According to a PlayStation Blog post from Blow, the experience has grown in size substantially over the course of its development, with the originally intended 8 to 12 hours of gameplay ballooning to ten times that size. Still, Blow says the game still offers plenty for those who don’t want to sink their time into an 80 to 100–hour completionist run.

The Witness arrives first on PS4 and PC, with a version for iOS coming “some months” after that and a launch on other, currently unspecified platforms even later.

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Jonathan Blow puzzles out a release date for The Witness

By Emma Schaefer | 09/21/2015 04:30 PM PT

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Jonathan Blow’s long-awaited open-world puzzle game The Witness finally has a release date: January 26th, 2016.

A new trailer shows off some of colorful and vibrant vistas players will encounter as they explore the island that serves as the game’s setting, solving puzzles and piecing together its mysteries along the way.

From the same designer that brought us Braid, The Witness has been a long time coming, originally announced back in 2009 and once slated as a launch title for the PlayStation 4. According to a PlayStation Blog post from Blow, the experience has grown in size substantially over the course of its development, with the originally intended 8 to 12 hours of gameplay ballooning to ten times that size. Still, Blow says the game still offers plenty for those who don’t want to sink their time into an 80 to 100–hour completionist run.

The Witness arrives first on PS4 and PC, with a version for iOS coming “some months” after that and a launch on other, currently unspecified platforms even later.

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM