Earlier this week we covered a series of cryptic tweets from Cyan, the developer behind the popular puzzle franchise Myst. The tweets spelled out the phrase “perhaps the ending has not yet been written…”, and were followed by an image of a book with Myst as the title with a post-it note that read “25”.
Immediately fans began to speculate that this might all be leading up to some sort of announcement regarding the 25th anniversary of the original Myst game. And as it turns out, they were right.
The developer has now updated their website with a blog post about their plans for the anniversary. As an independent studio they discuss the difficulties or acquiring all the appropriate rights for such a long running series of games. Finally this year they were able to get everything they needed for their anniversary celebration: Cyan will be releasing updated versions of all the Myst titles.
“But we managed to finally talk to all the right people and departments and put some funding together to try to make it happen. With agreements in place, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be releasing updated (for Windows 10) versions of all the Myst games later this year!”
Along with the updated versions, Cyan is working on a special physical collectors edition for the anniversary, complete with special packaging and unique artifacts.
They also note that they do hope to create new titles going forward, but that this year will be about “remembering our journey, and making something special to commemorate the last 25 years.”
It is unclear based on the post exactly what updated means, other than that the games will be released for Windows 10. Updated could mean a graphics overhaul, a new engine, or even tweaks to the games themselves adding new content. There is also no announced release date for these editions, but given that the anniversary is on September 24th, it is likely to be released around that time.
Stay tuned for more details, and until then, enjoy replaying the old titles on Steam.