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Myst Developer’s Next Game Firmament Raises Almost $1.5 Million

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Almost USD$1.5 million has been raised during the Kickstarter campaign for Firmament, the next game from Myst developer Cyan Worlds.

The campaign ended overnight, having raked in a total of $1.433 million from an initial $1.285 million goal. The final tally ensured that the game met its first stretch goal, which added Mac support, as well as a PlayStation 4/VR version and English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish language options.

However, the total fell short of the next stretch goal, which would have resulted in the production of developer commentary and a Making Of documentary at $1.5 million

Despite the success, the team will continue to crowdfund the title, though details on that process will not be available until next week. Whether additional funds will contribute to the aforementioned stretch goal is unclear at present.

As part of the Kickstarter update celebrating the success, the team also revealed that ZED, another crowdfunded game that Cyan is publishing, will get more information on Thursday.

While the campaign was running, OnlySP spoke to Rand Miller, co-creator and co-designer of Myst, who claimed that “[t]he Firmament narrative is one of the most interesting that we’ve done,” alongside discussing more details about the game and hinting at the future of the Myst franchise.

Firmament is currently scheduled to release in July 2020 on PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4, though which VR platforms will be supported is unclear.

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Report: Game of Thrones Creator Collaborating With FromSoftware

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The writer of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series behind the popular television show Game of Thrones, has reportedly been consulting on a FromSoftware title.

In a blog post on his official website, George R. R. Martin stated that he has “consulted on a video game out of Japan.”

Gematsu has reported that a contact familiar with FromSoftware—the Japanese development studio known for Dark SoulsBloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice—has shared that Martin is working with the studio on a project known internally as “GR.”

According to Gematsu‘s contact, the project, which has been in development for three years, is an open-world game and will feature horse riding. The player will be able to visit several kingdoms and obtain abilities by killing their leaders. Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of some of FromSoftware’s most acclaimed titles, is reportedly working on the game.

Gematsu reports that the title will be officially announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference later this year.

YouTube channel Spawn Wave reported in March about a rumour regarding a potential collaboration between Martin and FromSoftware, so this recent report gives even more validity to the speculation. However, without any official word, the news should be taken with a grain of salt.

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