To mark the 25th anniversary of the original Myst, developer Cyan is releasing updated versions of their original groundbreaking puzzle adventure games.
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Cyan say they’ve spent the last few years acquiring the rights to their surreal series of point-and-click adventures, and that versions updated for Windows 10 will be available later this year.
“As an indie developer, resources are limited for development, and acquiring rights isn’t always an option,” Cyan say in a statement posted on Myst.com. “But we managed to finally talk to all the right people and departments and put some funding together to try to make it happen.”
Cyan say “all” the original Myst games will be available, but didn’t specify exactly what that means. Myst was released in the fall of 1993, with the sequel Riven coming in 1997. Myst III: Exile followed in 2001, but was developed by Presto Studios and published by Ubisoft. The series returned to Cyan for 2003’s spinoff title Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, but 2004’s Myst IV: Revelation was developed in-house by Ubisoft Montreal.
Cyan returned to develop Myst V: End of Ages, which came out in 2005 and was meant to be the final game in the series. Now, though, Cyan seem to be hinting at continuing the franchise.
“There will probably be more adventures in the Myst universe, but we’re reserving 2018 for remembering our journey, and making something special to commemorate the last 25 years,” they wrote.
It’s possible that means that Firmament, a new adventure Cyan teased earlier this month, is somehow tied to Myst. But like most of what Cyan do, it’s open to interpretation - and a bit of a puzzle.