The Witness heading to the PlayStation 4 was one of many genuine surprises of Sony's conference but according to Jonathan Blow it was an easier decision than you might imagine. We're talking about the man who was reluctant to bring his latest game to any of the consoles, but the power of the PS4, alongside mixed feelings towards Microsoft — as a result of the Braid launch — helped push him towards Sony this time round.
"Yeah, there were a lot of reasons why it was a good choice," he said, speaking to Edge. "Some were technical – we haven’t officially been disclosed on Microsoft’s next console, but we do see the same leaks as everyone else has, and they seem plausible. To me they talk about a console that is not strictly about games. It’s trying to be the centre of the living room device, which is fine and maybe it’s the right thing for Microsoft to do, business-wise. I don’t know; I actually don’t think it is, but they’ve certainly thought about it more than me! As a place to put the best, highest performing version of our game on, it doesn’t seem as good a choice."
According to Blow, his previous relationship with Microsoft also had some impact on his decision. But he still hasn't ruled out working with Microsoft in the future.