author: Adrian Werner
Firmament From Myst and Riven Devs Launches
Fans of the Myst series have been waiting for this day for half a decade. Tonight, the latest game from the fathers of the series, Firmament, will be released on PC.
In a few hours we will see the debut of Firmament, the eagerly awaited latest game by Cyan, the studio known for the Myst series.
- The game will be released today only on PC.
- There are plans for PlayStation 4 and PS5 console releases, but they will debut at a later date.
- Firmament will be available for purchase on Steam and GOG.com. The game will be unlocked in these stores today at 7 p.m. CET.
- For now, we do not know the price.
- The game will fully support Steam Deck.
- The game has an optional VR mode and supports SteamVR (Rift and Rift S), Quest 2 with Link, HTC Vive, Vive Pro and Index.
I've been waiting half a decade for this game. I hope it was worth it
I have been waiting for Firmament for more than five years (the game was announced 2018). Myst remains my favorite series, and Riven: The Sequel to Myst invariably sits at the top of my personal top list. This has been the case ever since I spent three months as a child playing with its puzzles and filling an extensive notebook with clues to the puzzles and sketches of the breathtaking vistas this unique hit offered.
- In the 1990s, Cyan was at the top of the PC market (until the release of The Sims it was Myst that was the best-selling PC game ever).
- The next decade, however, was much worse for the team, especially after ambitious plans for the MMO Uru: Ages Beyond Myst didn't pan out and the developers were forced to quickly rework that project into a primarily single-player item.
- Cyan survived all this, however, and Obduction, released in 2016, showed that the studio still knows how to create exquisite puzzles and stunning virtual worlds.
- Obduction was, however, a fairly modest project. Firmament is expected to be the team's return to the scale known from its greatest hits.
The footage and information released so far from Firmament fill me with great optimism. The game looks beautiful, and on top of that the devs have gone in a rather fresh direction. Their latest work will not only bet on steampunk setting, but above all the gameplay will strongly deviate from Myst - will still focus on puzzles, but many of them will require the use of a gadget worn by the character that allows for the manipulation of environmental elements.
- Firmament on Steam
- Firmament on GOG.com
Finally, it is worth quoting the system requirements of the PC version of the game.
Firmament - minimum requirements for PC
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz / Intel i5 7000 series.
- Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 8 GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB.
- DirectX version: 11
- RAM: 16 GB
- Disk space: 20 GB
- Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
Firmament - recommended requirements for PC
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9GHz / Intel i5 11000 series
- Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT 12GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 12GB.
- DirectX version: 12
- RAM: 32GB
- Disk space: 20 GB
- Operating System: Windows 11 64-bit
As you can see, the requirements are high. Especially the recommended specs are impressive, but they most likely apply to the game running in VR mode.