After Shock: THE WITNESS Taking Sales Hit from Piracy

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Jonathan Blow’s The Witness has been the subject of much discussion over the past week. From controversy surrounding the price announcement to raving critical reviews, the message has been inconsistent, though it has followed one through-line: people are interested in The Witness, for better or worse. It appears that further events have solidified that truth, unfortunately not in the capacity that Blow would have hoped.

On January 28, 2016 Jonathan Blow tweeted the following:

Source: Jonathan Blow on Twitter Source: Jonathan Blow on Twitter

“It seems The Witness is the #1 game on a certain popular torrent site. Unfortunately this will not help us afford to make another game!” — “I’m glad that a lot more people will be experiencing the game! But I also want to be able to make another comparable game next,” said Blow in several frustrated tweets.

Blow is attempting to address this issue positively, but come after…

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