It's been a several years since Jonathan Blow announced the follow-up to his 2008 indie hit Braid: The Witness, a Myst-style first-person puzzle adventure about being perceptive and with some hints of philosophy. Back in 2013, when the PlayStation 4 version of the game was first announced, The Witness was planned for release on PC and that console during the PlayStation 4 launch window — which clearly didn't happen — and, when I talked to Jonathan Blow back in 2014, he was really hoping the game would still be done by the end of that year. Clearly, that didn't happen either.

But the wait has finally paid off! The Witness' release date is today, and it's up right now on PlayStation Network with the Steam release launching in a couple hours around 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM Pacific time. It's getting great reviews too, sitting right now at a PC metascore of 90 and a PlayStation 4 metascore of 89. IGN even gave the game a full 10/10!

In the future, it's entirely possible that The Witness will come to Xbox One as well, as it was rated for Microsoft's console by the ESRB and creator Jonathan Blow previously mentioned the prospect, though nothing is confirmed.

Who all out there is planning on picking up Jonathan Blow's and the rest of Thekla Inc.'s The Witness?

Source: Jonathan Blow, Metacritic (PS4PC)

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