The original Myst is coming to VR

The original Myst is coming to VR

Myst creator Cyan Worlds is adapting its classic adventure game to virtual reality. Facebook and Cyan announced that Myst will get a VR remake for the Oculus Quest later this year, launching after the release of the upcoming Oculus Quest 2 headset.

The VR version of Myst is described as a “reimagining” of the 1993 original, which was created using Apple’s HyperCard software. It includes new art, audio, and interactions, plus a randomized puzzle option for an added challenge. A trailer offers a broad reminder of what Myst is about, but it doesn’t show us what the game will actually look like or how it will play.

Cyan has already made a foray into VR. Obduction was a spiritual successor to Myst that optionally supported virtual reality. It was released in 2016 alongside the very first current-generation headsets, and while it had a gorgeous design and clever puzzles, Cyan was still trying to balance making a non-VR game that worked in VR. That compromise doesn’t exist with Myst’s remake, and Cyan can draw on a wider set of conventions for VR puzzle games.

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