Cyan Worlds has introduced a remake to traditional journey platformer Riven with an thrilling new teaser trailer this week. The studio is rebuilding the sport, which was first launched again in 1997, from scratch. A launch date or launch platforms haven’t been revealed but.
The Cyan Worlds web site options a short FAQ relating to the challenge; dwelling to all the present details and public data on the sport at the moment. This contains the revelation that the remake will likely be “totally traversable in 3D house” slightly than point-and-click (like the unique). Nonetheless, the identical FAQ states that “another supported navigation strategies will likely be introduced at a later date”, so there could also be hope for followers of the extra… traditional technique.
Cyan beforehand remade Myst — Riven’s predecessor — again in 2021 in what was a widely-praised reimagining of the unique. The response was constructive sufficient, and the monetary returns have been worthwhile sufficient, to warrant the identical loving restoration for the remainder of the sequence.
Followers of the sequence could concentrate on the Starry Expanse challenge. This was a fan challenge effort that got here to life over a decade in the past in an try and recreate Riven, a crew that based on the FAQ “help in kicking off this challenge”. In a separate blog post centered on this subject, Cyan Worlds confirmed the 2 events have been working collaboratively, however individually. Cyan Worlds additionally eased fears that the fan challenge crew have been killed and eaten, which is at all times good to know for sure.
It’s at this level in a information piece the place I insert a contact of private impression, nevertheless I wasn’t even alive again in 1997! I do wholeheartedly assist the thought of remakes of style classics like Riven although, and I’m glad to listen to that there’s nonetheless a big sufficient person base of nostalgic followers or curious newcomers to justify such an enterprise. Fingers crossed it should dwell as much as the excessive bar the unique has set!
Whereas on the subject of remakes, why not try our protection of The Witcher being completely remade in Unreal Engine 5, in addition to our function on how a lot we wish a Useless Rising remake. C’mon, you’ve bought to confess it will be lush.