The team behind classic puzzle franchise Myst has announced a launch date for its latest title, Obduction: July 26, a mere nine months after its original launch deadline.
Announced back in 2013
as a Kickstarter-funded project due to launch in October 2015, Cyan's Obduction aimed to pick up where the Myst franchise of first-person puzzle titles left off. As is usual for crowdfunded projects, however, its launch date sailed past without the release of the game - but the company claims it is now on-track to launch the game on July 26 on Windows and OS X, with a special version being added to the Oculus Store for use with the company's virtual reality headsets.
'We’re so excited to once again immerse players in new worlds that offer that same feeling that Myst did — of being swept away into a story and environments that become their world,
claimed Rand Miller, chief executive and co-founder of Cyan, of the impending launch. 'It’s been invigorating to build this new place with today's technology to offer the best PC and Mac experience we could. And Obduction in VR crosses an exciting threshold in a new immersive era.
The company has not yet announced plans to bring the title, based on Epic's Unreal Engine 4, to consoles. The game's teaser trailer is reproduced below.