Cyan, the studio behind Myst (1993) and Obduction (2017), announced they’re working on a new steampunk adventure game called Firmament.
The studio is keeping specifics under wraps for now, including target headset, launch date, etc. Cyan calls it a “resplendent, magical, journey — a monumental voyage through four diverse and curious realms, working in concert with an ever-present, clockwork companion, and the support and instruction of a long-dead, ethereal mentor.”
While it’s hard to tell much of anything from the trailer itself, the setting appears to be Cyan’s usual repertoire of raw, open spaces mixed with massive (and puzzling) machinery.
There’s also a mysterious phrase in Latin that appears at the end of the teaser: vitae dilationem afferre requirit firmamentum – or in English, ‘prolongation of life requires support’.
Firmament appears on the list of available demos at GDC 2018 (Mar 19-23), so we’ll probably know more in the next few weeks.