You’re already a certain age and remember when the original version of Myst came out for the Macs back then. In 2021, their graphics seem like a joke, but in their day, they surprised and laid the groundwork for the three-dimensional games that would come later. Now Cyan Worlds has created a new remastered version of Myst, optimized for Macs with an M1 chip.
M1 chip manages to improve performance by 50% compared to version for Intel
As you can see in the video above, the graphics have been updated with the Metal 2.1 engine and the game has more movement than ever before. If you don’t know, Myst is one of the first point-and-click style games in history, where you have to solve puzzles and mysteries as you move around a small island.
Myst also becomes one of the first games optimized for the M1 chip, achieving a 50% increase in graphics performance. Until now, only World of Warcraft was native to M1 chips, the rest of the games running Rosetta. It also works on Intel chips, as long as you have a modern enough Mac to do so (the oldest possible are from 2018 and 2019).
You can download this new version of Myst from the Mac App Store or from Steam. The price is the same at both stores, $ 29.99, and you’ll need macOS Big Sur version 11.5 to be able to run it.