#TheGameAwards2015 brought a nice #surprise from Tim Schafer of #DoubleFine. The man behind titles Broken Age, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango caught everyone off-guard, stating that Psychonauts 2 is going to be developed.
Psychonauts 2 will be rich in story telling and character building, just like its predecessor.
Psychonauts 2 will feature a new hub world inside Psychonauts HQ. You’ll access new mental worlds as Raz peeks inside the minds of a host of new characters who need his help to combat their inner demons and unravel their deep-seated emotional issues. Raz will hone his secret agent PSI-abilities—and learn new ones too—using them to solve mysteries and uncover evil plots.
Double Fine will be putting up a significant portion of the development funds, and getting another piece of the budget from an external partner. This Fig campaign will make up the third piece of the budget. None of these three parts on their own is enough, but together they add up to a sequel worthy of Psychonauts!
Pledges will enable Double Fine to finally raise the budget needed to make Psychonauts 2 the way they wanted. While having been asked to create a sequel for years, the demand from Psychonauts fans has been significant.
Double Fine is looking at a 2018 release window for Psychonauts 2 and the studio has already raised over $1.6 million (over half of the minimum goal) since the crowdfunding campaign first took gamers by storm. Of course that means there’s still 37 days but Double Fine is putting its faith in the Psycadet faithful, especially when they have a shot at potential revenue through the Fig platform (if they invest $1000 or more).
To learn more about the game, check out the campaign pitch for the platformer below:
Psychonauts 2 is being developed for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you are interested in backing the project or learning more about it, check out the Fig page.