You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.
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Release Date:
Jan 26, 2016

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By Just Good PC Games February 13, 2016

“When I first started playing the witness I wondered just how deep the well would go. I've not been disappointed.”

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December 20, 2017

The update has been published as the default version for all users.

This is the version that has been on 'future' for a while, with a few changes. 'default' and 'future' are now the same build of the game.

Full list of changes versus the current public version:

  • Added alternative "Click-to-Move" control scheme: Pause Menu -> Controls -> Mouse Control
    • Mimics the touch controls from the iOS version with the mouse
    • Left click to walk
    • Left double-click to run
    • Left click and drag to look around
    • Right click to toggle in/out of focus mode
    • Hold middle mouse or alt to strafe
  • Remappable keys: Pause Menu -> Controls -> Customize Keys
  • Remappable gamepad: Pause Menu -> Controls -> Customize Pad
  • Ability to swap gamepad analogue sticks: Pause Menu -> Controls -> Pad Sticks Layout
  • Fix to prevent players getting stuck after the rotating platform in the marsh
  • Allow supersampling in fullscreen in High profile
  • Improved early game control-hint UI
  • Many small bug-fixes to art, gameplay, and performance
  • Savegames are now compatible between Mac and Windows versions.

Windows only:
  • Make sure Xbox gamepads work on a vanilla install of Windows 8/8.1/10 without needing to install the Windows 7 pad driver
  • Fixed incorrect default language selection on Windows PCs set to Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese

MacOS only:
  • Made default quality settings levels (High, Medium, Low) more in-line with other platforms on equivalent hardware
  • Fixed some performance bugs
  • These greatly improve performance on Macbook (including Air, Pro) especially older models

What's not included in this patch is a fix for the flickering issues on some Intel GPUs on MacOS High Sierra. High Sierra introduced a bug in the Intel graphics driver, Apple are aware of it and we're working with them, but unfortunately we're at the mercy of their update release schedule. Obviously we'll post on the forums as soon as there's any news on that.
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About This Game

You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.

You don't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you got here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There's no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 series
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 780
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: 10.11.6 (El Capitan)
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 series
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Metal support required
    • OS: 10.12.3 (Sierra)
    • Processor: 2.4GHz
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 M370X
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Metal support required
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