Almost two years after the cancellation of Uru Live, Cyan Worlds has offered a glimmer of hope for the future of the online multiplayer adventure.
The developer recently announced it will be providing an official server for Until Uru, a project previously kept alive by the community through privately-run servers. In an open letter to the community, Cyan co-founder Rand Miller revealed that they have received "limited funding from a third party that allows us to breathe some refreshing new life and optimism into all things Uru."
The server, called the D'mala shard, is available for no charge to any owner of Uru, though to access it you'll require an invitation from the community.
Although providing no new content, Until Uru has preserved the Uru Live environment as a place for fans to gather and socialize. D'mala will provide Cyan with an avenue for "surveyors" to meet with fans and gather information.
There's no guarantee that this new development will ever lead to new content, and no indication of how long the D'mala server will be available, so any optimism should be cautious at this stage. Still, seeing the developer become involved again is an encouraging sign.
For more information about D'mala, Until Uru, or to request an invitation to join, be sure to check out the Myst Embassy FAQ.