Myst V: End of Ages announced

I know there are a few Myst fans here, so here’s the announcement. Apparently they’re calling it the end of the series.

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 12, 2005–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

Strikes me as interesting that they’re going back to the original timeline for this. Kind of like announcing Matrix 4, but setting it between the first and second films.

And there was much rejoice.

Rejoice? Why? Is the Myst series, now in a corner doing its own thing, hurting you (or the gaming industry) in any way? Does the very existence of the series (and its fans) offend you that much?

they killed my parents.

I’m just not a fan and enjoy the few chances I get to take a shot at Myst. It’s all in good fun.

Actually that was me Jason.

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Aw man. Now I have to apologize to all the Myst fans…

Yeah, but you said “much” rejoice. Are you fat?

I’m more sassy.

Hooooooooooh and I’m so glad that pic cuts off at the bottom where it does.

Bitew, how have you clowns been? Keeping the flaming flame of flamers flaming over at poe?

I don’t really post too much on POE any more. Burble and I may do something with the PLANET again but its kinda dead now. However, I am thinking about messing witht he Brawl Hall again. In fact, just mentioning them should make them notice.

New Myst game?

[size=7]FUCK YEAH![/size]

Last one?

D’oh, but it’s probably for the best, dead horse, long tooth blah blah…

I know a lot of people looking to get out of the Myst “lifestyle”.


Thanks for the update sluggo!

Its not D´oh its D´ni ;) me wubs the series. Esp. the Cyan Parts. But please no more Peter Gabriel and no more Limited Collectors editions that feature cheapass playing cards.

I wonder how much space this will fill up on my HD. IV was about 4 GB so V must be 5 GB ;)

I hope it’s the same team that did Revelation. I thought that was one of the best adventure games in years.

I also hope they hire some people who can actually fuckin’ act this time.

Trouble is, only the Myst series really did this kind of genre well. I know it’s not really an adventure game, but it’s another nail in the coffin of game variety.

I do worry that in a few years, the only games out there will be varients of Warcraft n, Battlefield n, NHL n, WWF RAW n, and Sims n. By then, all published by EA of course.

Aw. Looks like Cyan is doing it themselves. I hope they at least follow in Ubi’s footsteps.

This is good news. I thought Myst IV was quite good*. A decent spread of puzzles and some nice writing. A great visual look that fit well with the gameplay, except for the interminable fucking jungle maze area. And hopefully, this time they’ll patch the sucky puzzles before I play through them.

As for dinging the actors, I liked everyone but the two brothers, who had the misfortune of trying to do high drama with a green screen and who unfortunately had to carry the weight of the story. At least Rand Miller’s lack of thespianistic prowess fits perfectly with Atrus as a sort of kindly but befuddled inventor dude.

  • Standard disclaimer – “if you like that sort of thing” – applies.

If Cyan is doing in then awesome!

Out of all of them Riven was my favourite (maybe except the coloured marbles puzzle… so much graph paper … WASTED!)

It’s kind of cool how they’re finishing it with a 5th.

I didn’t mind most of the cast. They weren’t extraordinary, but they weren’t terrible either. The brothers almost ruined the game for me though. They were either wooden or just awful and hammy.