Puzzle titles don’t get much more iconic than Cyan Worlds’ Myst which saw a virtual reality (VR) edition arise last year for Oculus Quest. The studio then confirmed a PC version was on its way, supporting both VR and non-VR gamers. Today, Cyan Worlds has revealed it’ll be rolling out a PC, Xbox, Windows and Mac versions in just over a weeks time.
This new version of the puzzle classic was been completely redesigned for modern gaming systems using Unreal Engine, featuring new art, sound, interactions, and even optional puzzle randomization. The VR version does, of course, have additional interactive elements to make the Myst experience as immersive as possible.
While the 2021 edition of Myst looks and sounds better than ever, the videogame still retains all the original areas and challenges fans know and love. Hence the randomization option to mix things up if you know the title really well. So the narrative stays intact, where you uncover a magical and mysterious story of two brothers and their ruthless family betrayal.
The simultaneous launch will see PC (2D/flatscreen), PC/VR, Mac, and Gamepass (Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Windows) all supported. When it comes to the Oculus Store version the studio mentions in a press release: “Crossbuy will be enabled on the Oculus Store for Myst, so users who purchased the Quest Platform version will have access to the PC version on the desktop Oculus App, and vice-versa.”
The Steam edition will be the only one that supports both 2D and VR by the looks of it. So players can dive in for the fully immersive version which can be played on Valve Index, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, or keep things simple in 2D. Cyan has included plenty of comfort and graphics options to suit PC players.
Reviewing the Oculus Quest version of Myst VRFocus said: “There will always be that nostalgia value for Myst to draw on and many players of a certain age will likely relish being able to truly step into this world for the first time. It’s no longer the groundbreaking experience it once was, yet Myst can still challenge players in its own unique way.”
Myst is due for launch on the aforementioned platforms on 26th August 2021 priced at $29.99 USD. Cyan Worlds has said it plans on releasing the videogame for other platforms at a later date, hopefully, that could mean PlayStation VR at some point. For continued updates keep reading VRFocus.
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