The Witness, a puzzle focused game by Jonathan Blow and his studio, now has official system requirements released

The Witness is the brainchild of Braid creator Jonathan Blow and while no extended gameplay videos are available its supposedly a very sophisticated puzzle game with systems that slowly build upon themselves to create more and more complex puzzles.

And despite the release date looming ever closer the system requirements are some of the biggest pieces of news that the Witness team released in recent time. Here's what type of a rig you will need:

The good news is that the minimum requirements are so low you could probably play it on a cinder block.

OS: Windows 7

Processor: 1.8GHz

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: Intel HD 4000 series

DirectX: Version 9.0

Storage: 4 GB available space 

While the minimum requirements are extremely lenient the recommended ones have me a bit stumped given that they require the equivalent of a GeForce 780, a slightly older card but still a powerful one.

OS: Windows 7

Processor: 2.4GHz

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce 780

DirectX: Version 10

Storage: 4 GB available space

With the Witness supposedly being an 80 hours+ type of a game it doesn't seem that strange that there would be a lot of pretty things on the screen by the tail end of it, but what makes me wonder is how they're managing to scale that down so well?

With so little information available I'm afraid we're just going to have to wait for The Witness to release this January at an yet unspecified date. If any more information pops up or the release date gets announced I'll make sure to update you the moment it happens as I'm fairly interested myself.