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Psychonauts 2 on Tim Schafer's radar

Forget Call of Duty: Black Ops - this may be the greatest gaming news you hear all week. Double Fine front man Tim Schafer has said that he's finally in the mood to consider a sequel to the 2005 cult adventure game, Psychonauts.

Speaking words that many have longed to hear, Tim Schafer told PSM3 that the time is right to start pursuing a publisher for a Pyschonauts sequel, perhaps even as a downloadable title, saying: "I'm ready to do it. I'd love to do it. It's really a question of getting a publisher who's interested in doing it."

Back in September it was reported that Schafer's former Monkey Island partner Ron Gilbert had joined the Double Fine team, after which it was later revealed that both Schafer and Gilbert were fiddling with ideas for a handful of secret projects. Putting on our amateur detectives hats, it's safe to assume that the idea for a Psychonauts follow-up has been brewing for a while. 

"Over the years it's gotten into the hands of a lot of people through being two dollars on Steam for a while, and being pirated," added Schafer. "So it's gotten out there. So if all these people were going to buy the sequel it would be a big hit.”

Psychonauts was a game loved by many and purchased by few. Can a second attempt survive on cult fandom alone?

Nov 11, 2010

[Source: CVG]

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24 comments

  • MrGrreatness - January 10, 2011 4:03 a.m.

    Oh my god, please Tim Schafer, I BEG of you. Make a Psychonauts Sequel, AS WELL as a Brutal Legend Sequel, honestly, any game you make that is weird and interesting/fun as psychonauts, or as badass, BRUTAL, and has an amazing voice castin such as Jack Black and Ozzy Osbourne, you will make millions of dollars. JACK BLACK IS THE VOICE OF THE GAMERS, GET HIM. "I'll be back covered in Metal God Love" -Eddie Riggs
  • mubobi7593 - November 13, 2010 1:33 a.m.

    I'm tearing up a little, I'm so happy!
  • DreamWeaverPL - November 12, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    Hell It's about ti- OH GOD YES
  • Syncmaster - November 12, 2010 3:15 p.m.

    in Schafer we trust! @Straygator yeah, the first was a complete game. but when you start to wonder how many different personality desorders (or just types of different personalities) are out there that could be made into awesome levels in the right hands, I could only wish for a sequel the moment I finish the first game! I only hope Schafer dont get his hands tied too much
  • Ultima - November 12, 2010 12:10 p.m.

    I'm so excited I just made a romance explosion in my pants
  • bonerachieved - November 12, 2010 6:31 a.m.

    HOLY FUCK YES AND A HALF
  • The_Tingler - November 12, 2010 5:58 a.m.

    Notice you mentioned Steam there Tim? As in PC, and that the only Double Fine game on PC was doing really well on it? Enough to make you justify a sequel? So how about releasing Brutal Legend or Costume Quest on PC too hmmmm?
  • TigerKnee - November 12, 2010 4:10 a.m.

    If this happens, I'm buying it day one. Double Fine has never done me wrong.
  • Eliath - November 12, 2010 1:52 a.m.

    I am excite.
  • BobsYurUncle - November 12, 2010 1:48 a.m.

    I bought it for 2 dollars :S I would buy a sequel for 50 :P
  • Romination - November 12, 2010 12:38 a.m.

    Just HAD to add in that pirating comment, didn't he. Yes, that would be the reason your game failed. And speaking of games failing, wonder how it'll be to pitch the idea of a sequel to a game that flopped from a company whose games tend to flop to publishers.
  • AngryScotsman - November 11, 2010 11:06 p.m.

    I don't think that it's possible for Tim Schafer to do anything I disapprove of. Good show.
  • crimsonmoose - November 11, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    best news of the decade
  • Metallica - November 11, 2010 9:18 p.m.

    Mother of God...
  • ZiegZeon - November 11, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    This game NEEDS to be made. Seriously. F the current and next Call of Duty games. Hopefully a game that deserves a sequel will get one.
  • ManlyPanda - November 11, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    Oh please if there is any justice in the world let this happen
  • GhostofTaft - November 11, 2010 7:55 p.m.

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
  • Letter11 - November 11, 2010 7:52 p.m.

    Yeeaaah!!! I hope this comes together! Costume Quest was awesome by the way!
  • smashpro1 - November 11, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    I would stab a hobo to make this game happen.
  • StrayGator - November 11, 2010 7:37 p.m.

    *I'm not sure *benefit from one *the second they allow me ...hey, my original comment was written in perfectly correct hebgrish!

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