Myst and Riven by Cyan Studios are games that etched out permanent spaces in video game history. The VR gaming ecosystem sees a lot of new faces springing up to take advantage of the potential of virtual gaming, but the industry greatly benefits from a development team with an established gaming lineage. That’s exactly what happened with the well-received Obduction from Cyan Studios and now the spiritual successor to Myst and Riven is coming to PS VR on August 29th.
Obduction received an 8 out of 10 from us when you reviewed it in August of last year, the reviewer highlighting its wonderful world, clever puzzles, and satisfying gameplay. Despite VR being a young medium, Cyan somehow showed off terrific understanding of VR and how to use it to elicit visceral responses from players. PS VR players have had to wait nearly a year, but they’re finally getting a chance to experience one of the better titles VR has to offer.
“It’s been almost two decades since we created a product for console, and we couldn’t be happier about our return to PlayStation,” says Ceo of Cyan Rand Miller in the press release for the announcement. Miller adds that Cyan has been “working really hard to craft a special Obduction experience for both PS4 and PSVR” and that effort comes across in the pre-order offer. Pre-orders are available right now on the PlayStation Store and, if you choose to grab it before the August 29th launch, you’ll receive exclusive themes and avatars for your PS4 console.