Jonathan Blow has released a 10 minute walk through showing The Witness‘ opening gameplay. As previously trailers suggested there are a lot finger mazes. Seriously, it’s all mazes.
10 minutes of The Witness PS4 gameplay
While the majority of interaction appears to be drawing lines on grids there is variation – separating out coloured blocks for example. The idea does seem to focus on the player trying to work out what’s needed for each puzzle with Blow talking about knowledge being the key, something you seem to gain as you explore. It does looks interesting.
When asked about a release date Blow simply replied “next year some time” although this was recorded last year so, this year “sometime”.