The Witness is still in development, courtesy of Jonathan Blow and his team at Thekla, but a new update and screen suggests that the PS4 and PC project is nearing the light.
The image above was posted on The Witness blog, along with a message from designer Orsi Spanyol.
“Around Christmas time,” Spanyol began. “Jon surprised us with a bunch of new slab buildings full of puzzles in the center of the island.
“Previously, there were only some empty ruins here, so the whole area was redesigned by the architects to accommodate the new puzzles. I attacked it first, about 3 weeks ago, adding a couple of puzzles myself and starting to model the three buildings on the right. Now, the entire art team is working on it.
“Luis is taking care of the entire left portion, which is still mostly low ruins, Eric is tackling the tower in the middle, and Alex is working on the building behind the tower, with the orange box sticking out of it. There is still one slab building up for grabs, but it’s coming together very quickly for such a huge area!”
The name ‘last-minute area’ is interesting however. Does this signal an impending PS4 release? Make of it what you will.