Myst VR officially announced!

Today the upcoming release of the ‘definitive’ version of Myst was announced by Cyan!

The trailer evokes the beginning of the original version, while adding a few easter eggs. The soundtrack, composed by Hollister, ends in a subtle reference to things to come, while the Myst linking book has a full page in D’ni(nglish) (see below). Rime will not be initially included.

Myst will not be an Oculus exclusive: it will be released in December, first as a VR-only title on the Oculus Quest platform for 29.99 USD; the PC version – including 2D and support for additional VR hardware – will follow at a later date.

The minimum recommended requirements at this date are an NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 graphic card, an Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor, 16 GB RAM, 20 GB available space, DirectX 11.

You can already add Myst to your wishlist in the Oculus store, GOG or Steam.

Among the first websites to cover the news are VergeEngadgetGematsuGamerant, GND-Tech, Eurogamer.

Transcript of the Myst linking book page (click to expand)

Shorah to our most avid of fans

If you are taking the time to read this we know you love digging into all things D’ni and are excited for the upcoming release. We are too but as you can see there are a few things wrong with this trailer. Let’s discuss them

We know that in Regestoy or the Art that D’ni script is not traditionally used. As mentioned in the books the D’ni used a special written dialect called gahro hevtee. While this language was understood by most D’ni as critical in creating an age you should know that – much like D’ni heritage – the paths are many and varied

And of course in adherence to DRC directive 213.4.2 we are strictly forbidden in revealing any actual text from a descriptive or linking book. The last thing anyone needs is for you fanatics to success- fully write a working book. So to keep an authentic aesthetic feel while maintaining compliance with DRC strictures we are taking artistic license and just changing this English text to the D’ni font. We know it’s heinous and sloppy. Please don’t tell anyone and never ever do this yourself

Oh and one more thing we should mention. We know that tradition dictates that the linking panel should be on the very first page of a linking book. But again for aesthetic reasons we are throwing caution to the wind and making it look cool. And you’ve got to admit it looks pretty cool

Now go back and watch the the trailer again and bask in the knowledge that you are truly one of the avids. Y’all are the best

Aqua noted that “213.4.2” are the literal D’ni numerals, which in base-25 would be 1278.4.2, and started an attempt at translating the text in actual D’ni. Other pages with bits of text can be seen, but they are all a version of Lorem ipsum.

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