Almost 30 years ago, the computer puzzle game Myst, well, mystified players around the world, leading to a slew of follow-ups. If you fell in love with Myst back in 1993 and want to feel like you’re really part of that strange, haunting world, it’s coming to VR very soon.
Facebook announced Wednesday that a remake of Myst is coming to Oculus headsets on Dec. 10. Supposedly built with VR in mind, this version of Myst will let players solve all of the original game’s inscrutable puzzles to unravel the mysteries of its iconic island setting in VR — instead of on a low-res early 90s CRT monitor.
Myst on Oculus was originally revealed earlier this year, so the real news here is the imminent release date. To accompany that, Facebook announced release dates for a couple of other titles that were announced earlier this year. First up is Pistol Whip 2089, a sci-fi sequel to the original Pistol Whip. If you aren’t familiar with it, Pistol Whip is about shooting people with guns in a colorful, stylized world while a bass-heavy synth soundtrack fills your ears. The sequel will launch on Dec. 1.
In addition to that, fans of Warhammer 40,000 will be able to visit that severe and intense sci-fi world in VR for the first time in Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister. That’s also a first-person action game, though it looks to be significantly more bloody and violent than the other two games in this announcement. It’s out on Dec. 8.
For gamers of a certain age, Myst might be a reason to invest in a VR rig. Nostalgia is powerful, after all. If nothing else, it’s a decent excuse to keep an eye on Black Friday deals for Oculus headsets.