UPDATE: Tim Schafer has sent an email response on the speculation to Kotaku, stating that the project “Could happen…I have found funding on Twitter before!”
In a recent interview with the British website Digital Spy, Tim Schafer indicated that he has pitched ideas a sequel to 2005’s Psychonauts to publishers on several occasions, but has never managed to strike a deal for it. After this interview was brought to the attention of Markus ‘Notch’ Persson from Mojang AB, Persson sent a message to Schafer via Twitter, stating “let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen.” Persson later confirmed that he was serious about his offer. Though Tim Schafer has not responded publicly to the offer, a Double Fine employee confirmed to Eurogamer that some discussions were going on.
Psychonauts was released in 2005 for the first-generation Xbox and the PC. Though it received critical praise and multiple awards, the game was not a commercial success.