A New Version Of The Myst Sequel Riven Is Now In The Works

A New Version Of The Myst Sequel Riven Is Now In The Works
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Cyan is in the process of remaking Riven. The announcement was made today, exactly 25 years after the best-selling point-and-click puzzle game first garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success and precisely two years after Cyan had rebuilt its precursor, Myst, for virtual reality devices.

Today’s announcement is in the form of a simple video that displays the symbol for Riven and includes a link to a page of frequently asked questions. Cyan describes it as a contemporary remake that would contain a fully explorable world in three-dimensional space.

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In response to a question in the frequently asked questions section regarding whether or not owners of the original Riven will receive free copies of the remake, Cyan thanked fans for their support but asked them to pay for the remake as it will be expensive to build.

Riven is widely recognized as one of Cyan’s best games, making it one of the company’s all-time bestsellers. The programmer indicated that they wanted to avoid approaching it carefree or flippant. Cyan is a relatively modest independent studio. We needed to ensure that we could complete such a challenging, time-consuming, and intricate task before we committed to it.

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Cyan clarified that the Starry Expanse Project, an earlier fan-led effort to remake Riven like the one Cyan recently unveiled, is not connected to the Riven Remake. However, starry Expanse has updated its website to mention that the team has been invited to discuss its work at the offices of Cyan in 2019. After that, the group ultimately decided to place all of their trust in Cyan in the months that followed our initial encounter.

While the remainder of the Starry Expanse crew has moved on to other projects, one member of the Starry Expanse team is now employed by Cyan. Cyan acknowledges that Starry Expanse was essential in launching its new remake, but the company chose to publicize the endeavor once it had progressed somewhat farther.