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.
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This… SO MUCH THIS! Double Fine Studios has been making the best failures (which tend to be my favorite games), and they continue to have fun making games for everyone to enjoy.
So now Psychonauts 2 (sequel to their best game) might be in the works, and Schafer just raised over 500k overnight to fund a point and click adventure game (where Schafer made a name for himself in the first place), and the release of Happy Action Theater last week… I love their mentality and direction right now.
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