"Last year I was pessimistic about VR systems in the near future, since the ones I had tried didn't seem to offer much," Blow wrote, noting the bulkiness of headsets and the nausea associated with some forms of virtual reality. "But I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at Valve's virtual reality system. It is so much better than anything else I had used that I was instantly very excited by it."
It's worth pointing out that while Valve worked with Oculus Rift on the Crystal Cove prototype shown at CES, Valve also showed its own VR hardware at Steam Dev Days. Valve has announced no plans to bring the latter to retail.
We've reached out to Blow concerning whether fans can expect to play the game using VR at launch and will update if we hear back. The Witness is planned for release on PC, iOS and PS4 sometime in 2014.
Update: In response to our question about potential day-one VR support, Blow replied, "We will see what happens ... The interesting part of the situation to me is the working-with-VR itself. If we do any kind of business thing to launch with something or whatever, I don't know, maybe that will happen and maybe it won't."
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
Apple iPhone 6s
Sony PlayStation 4