Classic Puzzler Myst is Available Now Oculus Quest
Myst is back and this time it's in VR. The classic puzzle game is fully reimagined and available now on the Oculus Quest platform.
The Game Awards was filled with big announcements, new trailers, and game releases. To the surprise of some, Myst was part of the latter. The classic puzzle game has been given the VR treatment and is available now on Oculus Quest. If you’re not old enough to remember your dad frustratingly butting up against the game’s secrets, now you can do so in a whole new dimension. Check out the trailer below.
Finally explore the Ages of Myst in an entirely new dimension. The beloved classic by @Cyanworlds has been reimagined for VR and is available now on the Quest platform. With purchase, you'll unlock a Myst environment to transform your @Oculus Home. https://t.co/fKsOHFz1IT #MystVR pic.twitter.com/R5EFp7EftQ
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2020
Myst remains an absolute classic of the genre. I’m not completely convinced I’ll be jumping back in to relive my childhood memories in VR. However, it’s neat for those who want to. At the very least, I’m interested to see what they’ve done in their quest to “reimagine” the game for the platform.
One thing I’ve seen that could be very interesting is the new optional puzzle randomization. So, even if you’ve played Myst over and over again in the almost 30 years since its release, you can make it feel new again.
At the very least, this should be a game that translates well to VR. It’s already first-person, and the focus on puzzles also works in its favor. In fact, this might be an excellent early game to try out for new users who cop a Quest 2 this holiday. It should be a great way to ease yourself into everything VR has to offer.
Myst is available now on the Oculus Quest platform. No word yet on if it will come to other headsets. That said, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see that happen in the future.