Cyan reveals plans for a Riven
remake, saying a new version of the Myst
sequel is on the way, offering a little equal time after so many remakes and
reissues of the original Myst
. There aren't a ton of details to start
with, but a Riven FAQ on the
does answer some of the questions this raises. Here's the point
behind this point-and-click remake:
Q: Is it a remaster or a
from-the-ground-up modern remake?
A: It is a modern remake.
Q: Is this remake point-and-click only like the original Riven was, or will it
be traversable in 3D space?
A: The remake of Riven will be fully traversable in 3D space. Any other
supported navigation methods will be announced at a later date.
Q: Why did this take so long? It’s been 25 years!
A: Riven is one of the most highly regarded games in Cyan’s history. We didn’t
want to approach it lightly or frivolously. Cyan is a small indie studio. We
wanted to make sure we could take on such a difficult, costly and complicated
endeavor – and do it well.