Today over on The Witness’ official website, creator Jonathan Blow (Braid) officially announced the price of his long, in-development game. Blow went on to say that: “A lot of people have been asking about the price, so: The price of the game on both Steam and PSN will be $39.99 / €36.99 / £29.99.”
That’s right, The Witness will run you $40. Blow also addressed the pre-order situation. It was said that pre-orders will go live on Steam and the Humble Store (and on this web site) today at noon PST. Unfortunately, there won’t be any pre-orders on PSN, because apparently developers have to set those up months in advance.
For those of you that are thinking about pre-ordering, you won’t break the bank. The pre-orders will be regular price. They won’t include any bonuses, so it’s exactly the same as buying the game at launch, except earlier.
Finally, Blow addressed the length of the game (which people have been wondering about for a while now). The developer told GameSpot that most people will need about 20-25 hours to beat the game’s 667 puzzles. However, completionists could spend closer to 100 hours before they’re done.
At at least 20 hours of gameplay, $40 doesn’t seem like too high of a price point. Will you be picking up The Witness when it launches later this week, on January 26? Let us know below.
Source: Witness Official Website