Way back in September 2015, Jonathan Blow the developer behind Braid revealed the team at Thekla Inc., had been working with experimental virtual reality (VR) support for the up-coming 3D puzzle videogame The Witness. The videogame is due to launch tomorrow for PC and PlayStation 4, and while PC VR headsets may get future support Blow has confirmed the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) definitely won’t.
Speaking to iDigitalTimes the developer said: “Not on PlayStation VR simply because to support that you would’ve had to design the game from the outset. We started this game a long time ago way before PlayStation VR was a concept so for this game. We might do some support for PC based UV because it’s easier to add that in later.”
Blow then adds: “The game is also not designed for VR. I think that the best VR experiences are actually designed for VR. But all that said, I think [The Witness] is a really nice world to wander around in VR, so I think they might like it.”
So while puzzle fans will be able to get their hands on the long awaited The Witness (its been in development for seven years), VR enthusiasts will have to be patient to see which HMD the developer will support. It has previously been suggested by Blow that the Oculus Rift will see a release but nothing concrete has been confirmed.
VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of The Witness and its VR support, reporting back any further announcements.