Riven, the sequel to Myst, is getting a remake – Destructoid
An journey traditional is being remade from the bottom up
Cyan is remaking one other one in every of its classics, this time in Riven. The studio has introduced it’s growing a Riven remake from the bottom up.
Riven, or Riven: The Sequel to Myst, shall be getting a full, fashionable remake. Cyan’s already produced a remake for Myst, and it looks as if this shall be an identical enterprise.
In an FAQ on-line, Cyan addresses the fundamentals. Sure, it is a remake from the bottom up, not a remaster. The brand new Riven remake may even be absolutely traversable in 3D.
No particulars on platforms or dates have been introduced but. However this shall be a brand new sport, so count on to purchase a brand new product, reasonably than get it totally free if you have already got the traditional Riven.
As to why Cyan is doing this now, and after 25 years? Right here’s their clarification:
“Riven is likely one of the most extremely regarded video games in Cyan’s historical past. We didn’t need to method it frivolously or frivolously. Cyan is a small indie studio. We needed to verify we might tackle such a tough, pricey and sophisticated endeavor – and do it properly.”
Formally in growth at Cyan.
— Cyan Inc. (@cyanworlds) October 31, 2022
Remaking the sequel to Myst
There was additionally a fan mission within the works, the Starry Expanse Mission, to remake Riven. Alongside information of the remake, Cyan confirms that mission has been ceased growth. The Starry Expanse group continues to exist, unbiased from Cyan, although the 2 groups collaborated early on to kickstart the official remake growth, in response to Cyan’s letter. One member of the Starry Expanse group has additionally been employed by Cyan.
“So for the primary time publicly, we’re joyful to report that our effort to remake Riven formally right here at Cyan is alive and properly, and it was helped by the Starry Expanse group’s years of effort, enabling us to start the massive activity of rebuilding Riven from scratch,” mentioned Cyan. “With a really centered growth group right here at Cyan, Riven is properly on its method to being reborn!”