Myst is a strange title: essentially a Hypercard stack so big it had to be loaded on a CD-ROM, it was also one of the most intriguing and visually exciting games to come out in years. It has aged poorly, but Cyan, its developer, may be giving it a fresh coat of paint for the gameâ€™s 25th anniversary.
The company posted a simple image to myst.com of the â€œMystâ€ book from the game, with a Post-it note reading â€œ25â€ attached to the front. What could it be?
A remaster? That happened in 2000. Not a real-time, prettied-up version of the game â€” that came out in 2015. And not a new title with Myst heritage â€” Cyan announced its new VR game Firmament last week.
It could, of course, be a â€œrealMystâ€ version of the sequel, Riven, or an update to one of Cyanâ€™s other, less famous follow-ups.
Thereâ€™s even the possibility that itâ€™s going to be a new sequel or prequel done in the style of Obduction, Cyanâ€™s interesting but frustrating latest game. Perhaps the name recognition of Myst (among those old enough to remember when it was the hot new thing) will give it a boost.
The official 25th anniversary isnâ€™t until September 24, though, so thereâ€™s plenty of time for more clues. Although if theyâ€™re as obtuse as those from the game itself, we may not learn much.