According to a new report, control of Uru
, the Cyan Worlds developed online world recently revived and subsequently shuttered by Turner service GameTap, has returned to the developer, with plans to open further development of the game to fans.
The report, from Spokane local newspaper The Spokesman Review, has said that Cyan head Rand Miller has been in discussions
with GameTap to ensure that "if a commercially successful revival comes about, the two companies have an agreement on how each will be compensated."
GameTap relaunched the service
in February of last year as part of its GameTap Originals project, following the closing-down of an earlier, Ubisoft-backed iteration.
In February, though, GameTap VP of content Ricardo Sanchez said that
the game would be closing "for business reasons rather than due to any issues regarding the design and vision of the amazing world that Cyan Worlds and Rand Miller have brought to us. Despite the great Myst Online
experience coming to a close, Cyan is still a very valued partner of GameTap, we are on excellent terms, and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future."
According to the Spokesman Review report, the newly Cyan-controlled Uru
will be operated at a charge of roughly $25 per six months, with Miller adding that "that's not being done to make money," but rather to cover server costs.