Friday, July 19, 2024

Classic Adventure Game ‘RIVEN’ to Launch on Quest & PC VR This Month

Cyan Worlds announced that RIVEN (1997), the sequel to iconic adventure game MYST (1993), is getting VR support when the remake launches on Quest and SteamVR headsets, which is now set for a June 25th release.

Cyan has revealed that Riven a is now available for preorder on Quest 2/3 (re: not Quest Pro), discounted to $31 from its launch day price of $35.

You’ll also find it on Steam for flatscreen, which comes with launch-day support for PC VR headsets. The original article announcing Riven’s VR support follows below:

Cyan Worlds says Riven will launch on the Quest 2 and Quest 3 as previously speculated, which will come in addition to SteamVR headsets, and both on Windows and Mac.

There’s no update yet when to expect the game’s launch. The game’s Quest Store page indicates however we should expect it sometime in “Summer 2024,” so we may be in for a release date fairly soon. The original article announcing Riven’s VR support follows below:

Original Article (March 19th, 2024): The studio today revealed it’s releasing both flatscreen and VR modes sometime in 2024 when the game releases, having just updated its store page on Steam (also available on GOG) to include mention of VR headset support.

There’s no word on whether we can expect Cyan to build a Quest-native app as well (see update), but at least we can confirm it’s getting SteamVR support.

The studio has been an active developer of VR modes for a number of its games, including the Quest-native version of MYST (2020)Firmament (2023), and its first VR-supported game, Obduction (2016).

The remake is said to blend the original’s intricate puzzle-solving with modern technology, offering stunning visuals and a fully explorable 3D world—which is in part thanks to being built in Unreal Engine 5.

We still only have a teaser to salivate to, although as soon as we see a proper gameplay trailer, you’ll be the first to know.


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