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Myst Series finally coming to an end?

Posted by: Chuck at 1/13/2005 7:22 PM
Publisher Ubisoft and developer Cyan send word that they will be launching their grand finale to the Myst series Myst V:End of Ages in the fall of this year. The game will pickup were the original game left off and will present users with teh challenge of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni (I wonder if they have any knights of D'Ni, I'm probably the only one laughing at that joke right now). More info is forthcoming but as a semi-old school gamer it's a bit bittersweet to see the series end. While I was never a big fan of the game, the impact the series has had on the industry is enormous.


SAN FRANCISCO — January 12 2004 — Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers, today revealed that Cyan Worlds, Inc., creators of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Myst® franchise will launch its final adventure, Myst® V: End of Ages, in fall 2005 (PC and Mac® hybrid disk format). Rand Miller, co-creator of Myst and founder of Cyan Worlds, leads the Spokane-based development team in creating this final episode, bringing closure to the Myst storyline via its most dramatic and immersive experience to date.

“Myst is more than a game, it’s an experience, and in many cases, a lifestyle,” said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft’s North American division. “Cyan Worlds will deliver the final chapter in what has been a phenomenal run of success, both critically and commercially. We know that Myst V: End of Ages is something people will want to be a part of, something memorable that will resound with players for a lifetime.”

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D’ni™ – an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Like each previous Myst title, Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment. Cyan carefully crafted and combined elements of adventure, puzzles, storyline and gameplay innovation creating a worthy ending to the one game to which millions will forever compare any adventure title – Myst.

“Myst V: End of Ages follows the Myst storyline to its conclusion - closing the book on the Ages of Myst,” said Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan Worlds. “To complete this circle of Myst we've embraced the idea of something old and something new. New in regard to pushing forward in areas of interface and technology. And old - getting back to the simple exploration that made Myst so magical.”

Additional launch details and information will be announced at a later date, and in the meantime one can visit http://myst5.ubi.com.

© 2005 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. D’ni ™, Cyan®, and Myst® are trademarks of Cyan, Inc. and Cyan Worlds, Inc. under license to Ubisoft Entertainment. Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft’s strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany, and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million euros for the 2003/2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.