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Thursday, April 19, 2001

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New Myst III:Exile Preview
8:45 AM | Toby Allen | Comment on this story got a chance to view Presto Studio's gone-gold adventure title, Myst III: Exile. The preview contains quite a lot of information on all the changes and improvements in this sequel, backed up by screenshots of certain scenes in the game. Here is an excerpt:

But perhaps the biggest change in this game is one of the big reasons that Presto was brought into the mix. They had a technology that allowed for high-resolution backgrounds to be viewed in 360 degrees. That means you will have the ability to look from each spot in any direction that you wish. So those times in Riven when you wished that you could have had a look at that building to the right but could only look at a bridge are gone. Now you can use the mouse to rotate around and check out all of the surroundings. The technology even works with the movies. While the live action characters are walking around in the environment, you can actually turn around and look the other direction while the movie is playing and it won't skip a beat. Don't worry too much about missing things though, because while really important things in puzzles are happening, the camera will lock on them to make sure you see what's going on. All of this is done by that nifty engine that renders the environments in real time hopefully without any significant load times or slowdown.
Exile went gold for Mac and PC a week ago and now is in duplication, although Europeans will have to wait until September to get their copies. Check out our preview of the game for more information.

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