Back in September, Jonathan Blow, creator of indie hit Braid, said his next project, The Witness, most likely will not be coming to consoles. Apparently, Blow is reconsidering.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Blow said that he and his team intend to release The Witness on PC and iOS initially, “and then maybe one of the consoles which has not been decided, and later to bring the game to all other platforms,”.
“We can only do a certain number of platforms at launch, because we’re small,” Blow explained. “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.”
In the original interview in which he cast doubt on The Witness making it to consoles, Blow said that a console release was unlikely due to the hardware being dated.
“The kind of tricks we’d have to perform to get this game working on those platforms are such a lot of work that to port it over at this point is just not worth it for us,” he said in September.
The Witness is due out on PC and iOS in 2012.