Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan Worlds, talks to us about how URU Live was reborn. Originally developed a few years ago, the online portion of this Myst sequel was canceled by UBISoft before it ever got off the ground. Recently, Miller and his company announced a partnership with Turner and GameTap to bring it back.
In addition to our interview, we just re-added URU Live to our game list. To hype it click here.
| MMORPG.com: What are your plans for a launch date? Will there be a beta?
Rand Miller: All we know now is that we will launch during the 2006 holiday season, and there will be a beta.
MMORPG.com: Can you give us some history on the D’ni civilization and how they will play a part in the game?
Rand Miller: The D'ni arrived at earth 10,000 years ago and set up shop deep underground. It was their contact with a woman from the surface that altered their history and destroyed their civilization. That woman was the grandmother of Atrus - the main character in the Myst series. Atrus learned from the D'ni and his entire family was affected. Now the D'ni are gone, but their grand underground city remains - haunted with the legacy of their power and their destruction - and ready to be rediscovered.
The full interview is available here.