Myst Online Beta Testers Needed
6:00 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story
On Wednesday, Ubi Soft and Cyan Worlds officially announced the highly-anticipated Myst online game, Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST.
From their press release:
"Uru is an ancient word, the earliest word for city. It is rooted in the idea of a gathering of people, which is precisely what Uru will foster," said Rand Miller, founder of Cyan Worlds. "We've been working for almost five years developing the cutting edge technology, detailed design and breathtaking graphics that allow us to build real-time online worlds that go beyond Myst. Imagine being able to explore lush landscapes, ancient deserted cities, mysterious forests, curious swamps -- and that's only the beginning. We're trying to provide an environment that's so engrossing, people will talk about it and share their experience. With Uru the journey is experienced together within the game, with friends, family, even strangers uncovering fantastic places together."Also announced on Wednesday, Ubi Soft is searching for beta testers for the online game. Readers interested in participating in the beta test will need to register for an ubi.com membership, and are required to write a 100-word or less essay on why they would make good beta testers. It is not known at this time which platform or system requirements are necessary for the beta test, or how long the beta test has been scheduled for.
Uru will take advantage of broadband to deliver a continually updated, immersive environment and storyline, with content that grows, changes and evolves constantly. It will also be the first persistent world to support real-time voice communication. Uru is designed to appeal to a broad audience and enable players of all skill levels and interests to experience expansive ages of the Myst universe in a uniquely social environment. Playing their own avatars, hundreds of thousands of players will meet new people, all realistic impersonations of themselves, play games, solve mysteries and embark on a voyage of discovery with friends. Players will be able to customize their level of interaction with other players, choosing to play alone, with small groups of friends or in areas where they can meet new people.
Click on the link below to register for the Beta test.... and good luck!
Uru Beta Test Registration
Myst Online: Uru Live
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