UPDATE: As it turns out, there are currently no plans to release The Witness on Xbox One. In a series of tweets, Jonathan Blow has stated that this Xbox One rating was only added as a placeholder in case the game is ever ported. This way, they won’t have to get the game re-rated, provided that the content is the same.
Xbox One owners who can’t wait to get their hands on The Witness will be happy to hear that that the game was just rated for Microsoft’s current-gen platform by the ESRB. As such, it now joins PlayStation 4, Windows PC and iOS as the much-anticipated indie title’s known destinations.
Of course, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that it was previously stated that the game would be headed to other platforms. It’s just too bad that Xbox One owners will have to wait longer than their PS4 and PC-using peers.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Witness, it’s an ambitious-looking exploration game from Braid creator Jonathan Blow, which has apparently been in the works since 2008. It tasks its players with trekking towards a mountain at the centre of an island, and challenges them with puzzles along the way. Those who solve enough puzzles in one area will be able to move on to the next, and so on and so forth.
The Witness will make its debut (on PS4 and Windows PC, that is) on January 26th. Stay tuned for our full review.