The New Myst Remake for Oculus Rift Is Also Coming to PC

The New Myst Remake for Oculus Rift Is Also Coming to PC

Cyan is rebuilding the 1993 classic from the ground-up for VR as well as flatscreen play.

Cyan Worlds' follow-up to Obduction, a 2016 virtual reality spiritual successor to Myst, is... Myst, again. Announced yesterday during Facebook's VR-focused Connect conference, Myst being remade from the ground-up for virtual reality and will come to Oculus Quest in December. If you saw the show you might've thought it was a Quest-exclusive, but the new Myst is definitely making its way to PC at a later date.

If you're not a VR owner but love Myst, the remake may still be of interest, as it'll also work as a traditional game once it comes to PC. So confirms Cyan in its press release: "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." Cyan adds that the remake "will release to additional platforms" after the Quest and PC launches.

Built in the Unreal Engine, the remake will feature recrafted environments and even the addition of an optional puzzle randomizer, making it a step up in both features and fidelity from realMyst and Myst: Masterpiece Edition. It'll be a bit pricier than those older versions, but not by that much: on the Quest, the new Myst will cost $29.99.

Especially with the randomizer element in play, I'm eager to see if a VR Myst speedrunning community develops around this new version of the game. A recent Games Done Quick run of realMyst became a particular highlight of the event for its insights into the different versions of the game, and when you consider the kind of acrobatics that VR speedruns can involve, combining that with puzzle solving could be a real mental and physical challenge. Good luck getting to Stoneship without breaking a sweat.

Cyan is also continuing work on Firmament, another puzzle adventure game set in a brand-new world. Like the Myst remake, it'll be playable in both VR and on flatscreen for applicable platforms.

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