Jonathan Blow, the director and designer of Braid and The Witness, has revealed that he and his team are open to idea of The Witness coming to Nintendo Switch. This isn't a project that we should expect to see come to fruition in the near future, but if there's an audience there, Blow would consider putting in the leg-work. This is what he had to say in a recent interview with GameStop:
"There certainly have been thoughts in the past. There's something I could say there, but I'm not sure if I can say it. You know, we would consider it. We're not doing that right this second. We're a very small studio and you can tell this iOS port took us a while. I think we did some other stuff before that, like we did the PS4 Pro HDR patch and upgraded stuff, and with Xbox One.
"We have limited work power to deploy for various things, we just need to know if there would really be a sizeable audience there, and we're not sure about that right now. I don't know; if it seems like it would be a potentially successful thing then we would look at it, but we've also been working on this game for a while. We're kind of ready to do new stuff, so it’s not high on the priority list, but I'm not saying we won't ever do it."
It was a rather non-committal answer, huh? We can't blame him. The Witness launched on PS4 at the beginning of 2016. It was in development long before then, and Blow and his team have been working on ports and updates ever since then. Can you blame them for wanting to move on to a new project and get the creative juices flowing again? This is a game that I would love to play on my Nintendo Switch -- it's pure magic -- but that magic will find you no matter where you decide to play.
Pick this one up as soon as you can, regardless of the platform. There's a challenging, haunting, beautiful labyrinth waiting for you.