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Thursday, September 4, 2003
Uru Preview Posted, PC Release In November
8:58 AM | Johan HansÚn | Comment on this story

The people at GameSpot has posted a preview of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, the upcoming adventure game from Cyan. Uru is the next chapter in the highly popular Myst series and it will add some new aspects to the saga, such as a fully explorable 3D world, third person perspective and the possibility to play the game online. Still, the game would keep the clean interface seen in the previous games.

From the preview:

As you'd expect from a Myst game, Uru's onscreen interface is very minimal. There are no inventory indicators, health meters, compasses, maps, or anything else cluttering up the screen at all as you play the game. The lack of onscreen clutter gives the game a very clean look and allows you to concentrate on taking in the game's beautiful environments. Even the cursor you use to interact with the world is uncomplicated; it's a simple circle. If you mouse-over something that can be pushed, pulled, or otherwise disturbed, the circle intuitively fills in with a dot to indicate a hotspot. Moving around the environments can be done with just the mouse, but those who have played an action game or two may find it easier to map the movement controls to the keyboard along with the jump button.
To read the full preview, head over to GameSpot through the link provided below.

The Riven Unofficial Home Page recently reported that Ubi Soft has scheduled URU for a PC release in November. There has still been no word on a Macintosh version of Uru, but since we have seen all previous incarnations of the series on the Mac, we have to hope that we will see this amazingly looking game coming to the Mac in the near future.

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst
GameSpot: Uru Preview
Riven Unofficial: Uru Release in November

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