E3 2019: Xbox Game Studios Acquires Psychonauts 2 Developer, Double Fine

Double Fine is now an Xbox Game Studio.


Xbox Game Studios continues to add a number of studios to its roster. During their E3 2019 press conference, it was announced that Double Fine, the developers of Psychonauts 2, Brutal Legend, and Broken Age, is now a first-party studio.

Double Fine, led by Tim Schafer, is the studio behind games such as Broken Age, Brutal Legend, and the Psychonauts franchise. To celebrate the news, Schafer came on stage to introduce a new Psychonauts 2 gameplay trailer, which you can watch below.

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Speaking in a separate YouTube video, Schafer sought to assure fans they can still expect Double FIne's unique style to continue after the acquisition. All existing Kickstarter promises will be fulfilled, he said, after which the studio will focus on Xbox, Game Pass, and PC. "Nothing about us is going to change at all," he said.

The announcement was hinted at earlier in the show, as Xbox boss Phil Spencer was seen on stage wearing a Psychonauts-branded t-shirt. For more from the show, you can follow along live with our E3 2019 Microsoft press conference liveblog.

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