Myst builders Cyan have revealed they’re engaged on a “from-the-ground-up” remake of its sequel, Riven. The unique puzzle journey was launched on PC on October thirty first 1997, and Cyan made their remake announcement precisely 25 years later. The brand new model of Riven will undertake the Myst remake’s freely 3D motion, however there are only a few particulars but aside from that. Watch the very brief announcement teaser beneath.
The Riven remake has its roots in an effort organised by followers, The Starry Night time Venture, which started 13 years in the past. “We spoke confidentially with the Starry Expanse workforce a few years in the past in regards to the thrilling information that Cyan lastly had the sources to deal with remaking Riven,” Cyan stated in an open letter to fans of the sport. “Collectively, we reached an settlement which allowed us to reference core items of their efforts to jump-start our improvement.” One member of the Starry Expanse Venture has joined Cyan to work on the remake.
Cyan have posted a FAQ on their web site with a number of particulars however there’s not a lot to go on proper now. I’ve obtained to place my fingers up and admit I’d by no means performed Myst correctly till the remake final 12 months. It was a enjoyable, puzzly time, however you possibly can inform the sport was 30-years-old even with the graphical zhuzhing up and added 3D motion. Nonetheless, way more current video games have been remade – taking a look at you, The Final Of Us – so what’s the hurt in a number of traditional puzzle adventures like Myst and Riven getting correct overhauls? I’m desperate to play the Riven remake after tackling its predecessor.
Cyan haven’t revealed when Riven will return to PC simply but. I’ll preserve you knowledgeable when there’s extra to share. When you’re ready, you possibly can all the time seize the unique Riven on Steam or GOG for £4/$6/€6.