Despite being ported to seemingly everything, Myst has never graced the Xbox ecosystem... until now. After all these years, the classic puzzle adventure game is making its way to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on August 26. Oh, and it will be included day one with Xbox Game Pass when it launches too!
For those unversed in Myst, it's a classic first-person puzzle game from 1993 set on an island with the same titular name. It serves as a unique adventure that provides no context, no direction and no obvious path forward, as you work to solve its puzzles and piece together the 'myst-ery'.
Xbox owners will get a "newly re-imagined" version of the game that has been rebuilt from the ground up, complete with different language options, new accessibility features, in-game photo captions to make mental notes and increased resolution (partly thanks to AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution) to crank the graphical quality up. Xbox Series X players can take advantage of a smooth 4K/60fps, whilst Xbox Series S owners will see 1440p/60fps.
"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."
It's great that the game is finally making its way over to Xbox, as it's a true classic that we've been missing out on all these years. Along with Myst, the remainder of this month's Xbox Game Pass titles include other day one launches such as Psychonauts 2, Twelve Minutes and Recompile. It's a busy month, and we can't wait to get stuck in!
Journey to Myst Island and other stunning, long dormant locations—called “Ages”—and begin to unravel the mystery you have been thrust into. As you learn what happened on the island, you will find that you are playing a key role in an epic story whose ending has not yet been written. Explore deeper connections in these stunning and surreal Ages, uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal, and make choices that will affect both you, and the world of Myst itself.
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