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Obduction, From the Creators of Myst, Comes to PS VR May 8

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Obduction, From the Creators of Myst, Comes to PS VR May 8

The long-awaited, other-world adventure from the creators of Myst journeys to PS VR next week.

Hey everybody, Rand Miller checking in to let you know some exciting news! We’ve been polishing our PlayStation VR version of Obduction for a few months, and I’m happy to announce that it’s finally ready! We couldn’t be happier to have this out the door, and we couldn’t have pulled it off without our partners at Legendary. Of course it’s the full version of Obduction with all the beauty and intrigue of its alien worlds, including the bonus content that’s on the PlayStation version. And Obduction is one of the larger PS VR experiences, so get ready to explore some crazy-cool spaces for a while.

Here at Cyan we’ve been making worlds for thirty years, and our goal has always been to make places that players start to feel part of. Obduction was no exception. From the opening scenes along the mountain lake, to the crazy experience of a red rock desert ghost town on an alien planet, and then beyond to completely alien worlds with steep cliffs, massive equipment, and sleek alien technology – the adventure is meant to feel that they’ve been transported to other places. VR does that better than ever, and PS VR opens that experience to a huge new audience.

When we launched the PlayStation version we were already hard at work on the PS VR version, but we’ve been working to make the experience as good as possible. It’s especially exciting for us, because there are so many people with PS VR systems who can now experience Obduction in its virtual reality glory. VR adds so much of a sense of really being in our worlds.

Behind the scenes, when we started Obduction in 2014, we believed that VR would really enhance the experience. When we released the game in 2016, VR headsets were only just beginning to be released to consumers, and the market was small. Now that Sony has been able to really raise the bar with the number of VR gamers, Cyan will continue its commitment to creating compelling worlds that use VR in powerful ways. We hope that you enjoy Obduction — have fun exploring!

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  • YES! Been waiting for this! Long time Myst fan here. This is a must buy for me now. Thanks for supporting VR! Wish other devs got on board like this. Is there move support too?

  • NickNacca611

    Cool news! I already own the game though. I enjoyed it. Is this a free update for existing owners?

  • Finally! I played it on flat screen when it first came, being a long time Myst fan, but I’m excited that this will finally be available to play in VR. Can’t wait to play it again.

    And I’m also very much looking forward to Firmament!

  • Thank you! I have been waiting to play games like this in VR, which I think is suited perfectly for adventure games.

  • AtlasIsShruggin

    Thank you for supporting VR! Unfortunately if this is a separate purchase than the copy I already bought on the PS Store I will have to skip it. I’m already spending over $250 on your kickstarter this month!

    • It’s a patch for the game you already bought. You don’t have to buy it again.

  • I would be very very wary about this. I was a day 1 fan initially and couldn’t wait to get it. Then I heard it wasn’t releasing with VR support initially. Nearly a year later, with delay after delay, and apparently lots of problems getting it to pass Sony certification, I would absolutely wait for some reviews before diving in. I’ve got a bad feeling this won’t be up to par.

  • I am curious if this will be an update for owners or if it will be a stand-alone experience?

  • As someone who was enthralled from the first moments I set foot in MYST, being able to truly immerse myself in your worlds is something I have always dreamed of. So glad Obduction is coming to PSVR! :-)

  • Will there be full locomotion? I can’t do teleportation or click-turning, so it’s full locomotion or bust for me.

  • I hope you can add smooth locomotion in future updates. Thanks again.

  • Where free-locomotion? No free-locomotion= no buying!

  • Thank you for bringing this to PSVR, I waited for the VR version. I will buy this game today.
    4 years in development, there must be a lot of love put into this. I will enjoy this with my wife.
    Any idea roughly how long the game is? I need to plan my evenings for this game.

  • I went to the UK store today, but the description said nothing about PSVR. I just wonder if there is a 2D version and a separate PSVR version. When I searched, only one Obduction came up on the UK PS Store. Can someone confirm that PSVR is not a paid DLC? Is it a free patch?
    https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP0926-CUSA09095_00-XXXOBDFULLGAME17

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