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Myst Online to Live Again

GameTap gives Myst Online back to Cyan. Cyan says it's opening the game to fan development (thanks Mike Martinez) has word that GameTap has surrendered the rights to Myst Online: Uru Live back to Cyan Worlds after closing their revival of the MMO Myst game (story). Though Cyan's attempts to run the game also met with failure years ago (story), word is they are prepared to give it a go once more, offering users the chance to create their own content for the game for a minimal subscription fee ($25 for six months is the example provided). No money changed hands as part of the deal, but if the revival is commercially successful, GameTap will receive some compensation. Kotaku contacted GameTap's Rick Sanchez, who denies that GameTap is in trouble, saying this is to benefit the game's fans: "Itís just the right thing to do, giving Cyan and the fans the opportunity to continue to enjoy this rich universe that has become a second home to many of its inhabitants."

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10. Re: No subject Jul 2, 2008, 17:48 dubfanatic
 
You shouldn't comment on things you know nothing about.

If this was in response to my comment, I was only commenting on Uru Live. Hence why I said "This game in particular".

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9. Re: No subject Jul 2, 2008, 12:50 Deathbishop
 
I dunno, I wouldn't characterize games such as Beyond Good and Evil, Baldurs Gate 1 and 2, Far Cry, Civ IV, Sacred, Planetscape Torment, plus a bunch of other stuff as 'games that just arent that good'

You shouldn't comment on things you know nothing about.

 
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8. Re: No subject Jul 2, 2008, 08:06 Alturis
 
I don't see any reason to think GameTap is in trouble. This game in particular just wasn't that good.

Isnt that kind of the business model for Game Tap? Pay them a subscription fee to play tons and tons of games that just arent that good.

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7. Re: No subject Jul 2, 2008, 07:01 Kajetan
 
This game in particular just wasn't that good.
Since when has game quality something to do with commercial success?

 
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6. Next time it dies... Jul 2, 2008, 03:30 Umbragen
 
someone stake it's heart - make sure it's wooden stake.

 
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5. Re: No subject Jul 2, 2008, 01:37 Reactor
 
Time for a renaming, to: Myst Online, Zombie Edition.

 
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4. Re: No subject Jul 1, 2008, 23:40 dubfanatic
 
I don't see any reason to think GameTap is in trouble. This game in particular just wasn't that good.

 
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3. Re: No subject Jul 1, 2008, 23:17 Overon
 
I think gametap is in trouble.

 
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2. No subject Jul 1, 2008, 22:47 Karnisov
 
maybe it got enough press to attract some players. i'll give it a look.  
"Think for yourself. Question authority."
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1. No subject Jul 1, 2008, 21:42 dubfanatic
 
So this is what, the third time it's been resurrected?

 
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