By Quinton Miles
[i]Myst V: End of Ages[/i] was officially announced today, according to a press release issued by Ubisoft. Led by Rand Miller, co-creator of the series and founder of developer Cyan Worlds, the game will pick up right after the first one ended and give players the chance to restore the lost empire of the D’ni–an ancient civilization of people who thrived for many years but met a great catastrophe. As with the other titles in the series, [i]End of Ages[/i] will display a fully immersive 3D world full of puzzles and adventure.
“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.”
“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.”
In development for the PC and Macintosh, lookout for [i]Myst V: End of Ages[/i] this fall.