PS4/PC The Witness Release Date Announced, Average Play Time Revealed

Long-awaited puzzle game launches in January 2016 and will take most people 20-25 hours to complete.

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The Witness, the upcoming PS4 and PC game from Braid creator Jonathan Blow, finally has a release date. He announced today that the gorgeous-looking 3D puzzle game will launch on January 26, 2016.

In addition to confirming the release date, Blow shed some light on how long the game will take you to complete. He tells 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, he said.

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The Witness, which places players on a mysterious island filled with physical puzzles and riddles, was first revealed in August 2009. In February 2013, Blow took the stage at Sony's PlayStation 4 reveal event to announce that the project would be a launch title for the new console, but that didn't happen.

On PS4, The Witness runs at 1080p/60fps. Meanwhile, the PC edition will support virtual reality.

The game is also coming to iOS, though a release date for that version has not been announced. Versions for "other platforms," according to the game's official website, will come "a bit later."

For a closer look at The Witness, click through the new images in the gallery above or watch the video below.

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