- Myst is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and with Xbox Game Pass on August 26, 2021.
- The team at Cyan has completely rebuilt Myst with all-new art, sound, and interactions.
- Myst uses AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution to offer higher resolution and better performance.
Journey to Myst island and other stunning locations, called Ages, and begin to unravel the mystery you have been thrust into. As you learn what happened on the island, you will discover that you are playing a key role in an epic story whose ending has not yet been written. Explore deeper connections in these magnificent, surreal Ages, uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal, and make choices that will affect both you, and the world of Myst itself.
We’re thrilled to announce that our newly re-imagined version of Myst is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10 PC, and with Xbox Game Pass on August 26.
Myst is packed with all new art, sound, interactions, and — for those who are familiar with the game — optional puzzle randomization. For the first time in Myst’s history, you’ll be able to enjoy the game in many different languages through localized UI, including dialogue and gameplay-context subtitles. We’ve also built in a variety of accessibility options to assist in gameplay.
We rebuilt Myst from the ground up to look stunning and perform amazingly on a variety of gaming systems. One of the technical features we’ve used to achieve this is AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution. This allows us to crank the graphics quality much higher than we typically would be able to. Thanks to FSR, Myst ican run in 4K at a smooth 60fps on Xbox Series X with the highest graphics setting across the board, and at 1440p at 60fps on Xbox Series S!
With FSR, we effectively decrease the screen percentage of the game down in the background, then allow the super sampling process to sharpen the image. There are some minor differences to how the game looks at native 4K resolution without screen percentage adjustments, but overall, FSR provides a nearly 75% increase in performance on Xbox Series X|S on a 4K display, without sacrificing much visual fidelity at all.
The visual changes are subtle; but that’s how they’re supposed to be! If you want to check out both the FSR On and FSR Off images at full size, we’ve put them on our website here so you can pixel peep to your heart’s content: https://cyan.com/full-sized-fsr-comparison-images/
The bottom line for you? Instead of having to balance between performance and graphics we can offer a crisp, clean, fast, and great-looking experience on all Xbox platforms. We’re proud to be one of the first developers to take advantage of this tech for Xbox Series X|S!
With FSR in your back pocket (super cool, right?), it’s time to investigate the strange things awaiting you on Myst Island. Who has left these clues for you? Where are they leading? What really happened on this island that you’re now linked to? You can learn the answers to these questions, unlock the island’s secrets, and discover many more mysteries to solve on August 26!
Finally, we want to extend our thanks to all our fans who have asked us over the years about an Xbox release for Myst. We’re so thrilled to finally be able to bring this experience to our fans! Whether you’ve previously played an older edition of Myst, or are embarking on this adventure for the very first time, there’s a whole new world to discover here and we’re thrilled to have you along for this journey!
Cyan Worlds, Inc.