Myst, which Game Informer recently named one of top 300 games of all time, was a landmark title for video games, showing a whole new generation of players the magic of an old-school adventure. But it’s a little hard to play nowadays. Developer Cyan Worlds is hoping to make it a little easier this year.
The company has announced that, to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary, it will be releasing updated version of every game in the franchise for Windows 10 “later this year.” The reason this hadn’t happened sooner (beyond the whole anniversary thing) was that Cyan had been unable to get the rights to do so for a few years. “As an indie developer, resources are limited for development, and acquiring rights isn’t always an option,” the company said in its announcement. “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 also wants to make a physical package bundling all the games for collectors. Those interested in more details in that physical version should “stay tuned.”
Finally, Cyan teased that there could new Myst games in the future. “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.”
[Source: Official Myst website]
I never played Myst growing up, but hearing the heated debates our staff had about it for the 300 meeting makes me want to reconsider. I’m a little skeptical about whether it holds up today, but hey, this is probably the year to find out.