One of the most beloved games (and best selling) since it game out almost 30 years ago, is getting a new version that will take advantage of new technology.
Today it was announced that Myst will be getting a VR version for Oculus Quest).
In addition there will be a new PC version, which as a PC gamer is the version I am most interested in. It will include 2D and VR support later and be released at a later date.
As someone who played the original game back in the 90s, this news is very exciting, and I can’t wait to see how the game looks with the new advances in computer gaming that have occurred since it debuted in 1993.
Full press release is below.
SPOKANE, Washington, September 16th, 2020
Cyan, the indie studio that created beloved classics Myst and Riven, has reimagined Myst and created the version fans have been asking for since Unreal Engine and VR went mainstream.
It’s Myst – in a whole new dimension!
This definitive version is built from the ground up to play in either VR or flatscreen PC, and will be released first as a VR-Only title on the Oculus Quest Platform, with the PC version – including 2D and support for additional VR hardware – to follow at a later date.
“We’ve been waiting for the stars to align to create a VR version of Myst – and I’m so excited to announce that alignment! Myst has always been about creating a world to lose yourself in, and VR takes the Myst experience to an entirely new level. It’s an almost magical experience for me, after so many years, to wander around the Ages of Myst and truly feel transported! We hope it will be for you, too.” – Rand Miller, CEO
Myst made its debut in 1993 to critical and popular acclaim and went on to become the best-selling PC game of the 20th century.
Visit the starkly beautiful Myst island, eerily tinged with mystery and shrouded in intrigue. Explore the deeper connections and uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal.
Including new art, sound, interactions, and even optional puzzle randomization, the highly anticipated modern, definitive Myst experience has finally arrived!
Like never before you can now be a part of the surrealistic adventure that will become your world!
Details of this release:
● The Quest Platform version of Myst (VR only) will be released first.
● The PC version (2D & support for additional VR hardware) to follow at a later date.
● Myst will release to additional platforms following the Quest Platform & PC releases.
● Myst is fully redesigned and created from the ground up using Unreal Engine.
● Many of the puzzles have been reimagined and engineered to include optional puzzle randomization and enhanced accessibility.
● Myst will initially be available for $29.99 USD on Quest Platform.
Cyan is a legendary indie games studio headquartered in Mead, Washington, best known for award-winning games Myst and Riven. Cyan is currently working on its next VR adventure game, Firmament, which recently completed a Kickstarter campaign raising $1.43 million USD.
For more information, visit https://www.cyan.com
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Oculus Product Detail Page: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2719294624823942/
Steam Wishlist Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1255560/Myst/
GOG Wishlist Page: https://www.gog.com/game/myst