The Witness is a popular puzzle adventure game and it was announced today that it is coming to Xbox One starting September 13, 2016.
The Witness is a pretty unconventional game. You wander through an open world, so you can explore whatever catches your eye. Throughout the island you’ll find many puzzles, all with different themes. But these puzzles aren’t just arbitrary and meaningless; they communicate ideas. As you play the game, you’ll find yourself absorbing a nonverbal language, and you’ll know what to do even if you can’t quite explain what you know.
This game includes a lot of surprises, so it is better if you start playing it without spoilers. If you get stuck, or feel something seems difficult, you can turn around and go somewhere else, and come back to the hard problem later. Elsewhere on the island you might find clues to the thing you’re stuck on, and you may have a very enjoyable experience when you make the right connections. The developer behind this game spent a great deal of time (about 7 years) and effort arranging every detail of the island you explore, so that everything matters, often in ways that will surprise you.