Riven Is Ready To Launch Its Remake Out There Into The World Again


The launch of Riven is almost here with one final look before Riven hits the VR and flatscreen systems out there again

Get ready to relive all of that fun you had in Riven so long ago, as the game is about to launch out there. June 25th still is the release date but Cyan Worlds has opted to give us all the launch trailer now so we can be ready to jump into the PC game when it hits the flatscreens and VR hardware out there. Yeah, even if you do not have a VR headset or the like, you can still enjoy the remake we have for Riven that will be here in a few weeks. Happy days indeed and you need to be ready for all of it. As long as you are looking to relive some of the puzzles that made Myst such a phenomenon back in the day. Only this time it will be on par with the visuals and styles that the modern video games have out there. Might as well put the close to three decades of progress to use, right?

So, even though this announcement is a few weeks early, we can take a look at the launch trailer for the Riven remake just a little lower down. All of this looks and feels like it was captured using the flatscreen option of the game instead of the VR option. Mostly due to the fact that it looks like we are free-roaming in the world and not using the normal VR teleport or locomotion options. Unless Riven has figured out how to master that aspect of the VR space. That would be the true marvel to have here and given the roots of the game in the industry, it could be pushing things forward more than being a bit of nostalgia for all the 'olds' out there who just want their games to play like they did back before the internet was a massive thing to help solve puzzles in video games. We will certainly see very soon…

Riven — Launch Trailer

Cyan Worlds is excited to reveal that Riven, the modern remake of their acclaimed narrative puzzle-adventure game, will simultaneously launch for Windows PCs through Steam and GOG and Macs with Apple silicon via Mac App Store, as well as Virtual Reality on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3, on Tuesday, June 25!

Embark on a thrilling adventure that delves deeper into the enigmatic universe that Cyan’s first game Myst only hinted at. Riven seamlessly weaves its puzzles into a sprawling and decaying world, immersing players in a conflict between the world’s villainous ruler and those rebelling against him.

In this from-the-ground-up and expanded remake of the 1997 best-seller, players will be able to explore this lush, mysterious age with complete freedom of movement and a world brought to life through updated visuals, gameplay, and freedom of movement. While Riven has been a video game touchstone for decades, this modern update allowed Cyan Worlds to add depth and scope to both the story and world.

The key team of creatives that made 1997’s Riven such a landmark game contributed to bring the game to a modern audience. Puzzles have been refreshed, new characters will be introduced, and new challenges are waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a fan of the original or new to Riven, the expanded storylines and breathtaking visuals will take players on an exhilarating journey like no other.

Riven is a modern remake of 1997’s monster hit Riven: The Sequel To Myst and is a love letter to classic narrative-driven puzzle games of the ’90s. When exploring Riven’s decaying age, the player will feel like an archeologist, slowly unraveling the mysteries revealed by carefully exploring Riven’s five enigmatic islands. Players will lose themselves in the world as they uncover clues, decipher foreign languages, and immerse themselves in the game’s intricate lore.

Key Features:

  • Intricate Storytelling & Mind-Bending Puzzles: Challenge your intellect with Riven’s cunning puzzles woven throughout its narrative.
  • Immersive Environments & Stunning Graphics: Explore surreal islands, each meticulously crafted with unparalleled attention to detail, from dense, lush jungles to awe-inspiring caverns.
  • An Expanded World To Explore: Encounter an immersive and visually stunning world that will captivate newcomers and reveal new mysteries for long-time fans.
  • Fully Re-imagined Gaming Experience: Experience Riven like never before, with free movement through a real-time 3D environment. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer returning to Riven or a newcomer eager to explore Riven’s mysteries for the first time, this immersive and visually stunning world will captivate you.
  • A Truly Immersive Experience Developed In Parallel For Flatscreen & VR: Cyan Worlds is simultaneously developing the flatscreen and VR versions of the game to ensure a high-quality experience regardless of players’ platform of choice.

Are you ready to experience what the Riven remake has for us all or do you need to see even more footage before getting ready to dive in? Could this all be from a VR gameplay and they have worked out the best way to move in the space without making players sick? Is this just a title for those who want to go back to a different time while still reaping the rewards of looking forward instead of backward? Head down to the comment section and hit us with your best puzzling discussion. If we get more to share for Riven, we will do so here on the site. Please keep on checking back in for all of that and everything else that we have to offer up along the way out there. I am sure you will not be let down by any of it and should have a good time reliving all that we have from the past as well.