Developer Cyan has announced a new Riven remake, a fully remade version of Myst’s sequel.
The 1997 puzzle/adventure game is getting a full remake – though a release date and release platforms for the Riven remake weren’t announced at this time.
Here’s a new teaser trailer:
Here’s the announcement FAQ on the remake:
Riven remake FAQ
Q: Are you working on a Riven 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.
Q: Is this the Starry Expanse Project?
A: No, this is a from-the-ground-up remake of Riven from Cyan. However, the Starry Expanse team did assist in kicking off this project. See our blog post here for more details on that.
Q: Which platforms is it coming to, when it is coming out, what are the system requirements… etc.?
A: We don’t have information to share about that yet.
Q: If I purchased a copy of the original Riven, will I get a free copy of this remake?
A: Thank you for your support over the years! But, no. This new Riven is not an update or upgrade, it is a modern from-the-ground-up remake that has required (and will continue to require) a substantial investment of resources.
Q: I must know more! Where can I find out more information about this new version of Riven?!
A: The best way to keep up with the development process is to subscribe to our Cyan Insider newsletter, as we typically share the latest news with our subscribers first!