For years, developer Cyan’s graphic journey sport Myst has cemented itself as one of the crucial revered and influential video games ever made. However whereas loads of gaming fanatics have at the very least heard of Myst, fewer folks know concerning the 1997 sequel Riven. Luckily, this hasn’t led to Cyan neglecting its well-regarded follow-up, because the developer lately introduced that it has a full-blown fashionable remake of Riven within the works.
As you would possibly anticipate, Cyan kept away from revealing an excessive amount of concrete info concerning how this remake will evaluate to the unique Riven. Nevertheless, an FAQ web page posted on its web site confirms that the remake will transcend the graphic point-and-click navigation of previous and have a completely explorable 3D world to roam round in. This could echo each realMyst: Masterpiece Version and the VR model of Myst, as they too featured absolutely navigable recreations of the unique sport’s world.
Why solely now?
In response to the builders, they determined to craft a remake now, a whopping 25 years after the unique sport’s launch exactly due to Riven’s enduring crucial success. Since Cyan capabilities as a comparatively small indie studio, it wished to guarantee that it had sufficient sources to do a remake justice. The builders described the challenge as “a troublesome, pricey and complex endeavor” that they might not afford to deal with “calmly or frivolously.”
This Riven remake goes effectively past a easy improve or patch, which implies that gamers who personal the unique sport won’t robotically obtain a free copy of the remake. The builders really useful that followers join the Cyan Insider e-newsletter in the event that they want to keep updated with future improvement updates. Within the meantime, you’ll be able to watch the brand new announcement teaser for the Riven remake beneath. It solely contains a massive 3D brand and a quick voice clip, however that’s sufficient to get many followers excited to see this remake take form.