Minecraft creator pledges to help make Psychonauts 2

[UPDATE] Markus "Notch" Persson says he is "serious" about helping Double Fine boss Tim Schafer get sequel to 2005 adventure game off the ground.

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The 2005 cult hit Psychonauts could finally see a sequel with help from an unexpected source, as Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson today offered his help in getting the game off the ground.

Writing a reply to Double Fine Productions founder Tim Schafer on Twitter, Persson said, "Let's make Psychonauts 2 happen," with a follow-up tweet saying, "Also, I'm serious."

Notch wants to help Schafer make Psychonauts 2.
Notch wants to help Schafer make Psychonauts 2.

The tweets were in response to a new interview Schafer gave to Digital Spy. In the interview, Schafer said he had pitched Psychonauts 2 "several" times, but without any luck.

"I would love to do Psychonauts 2. I've actually pitched that to publishers several times and no one has taken the bait so far," he said.

As for how Psychonauts 2 could see the light of day, Schafer said it's an issue of money.

"I'd love to do that game, but I'd have to convince someone to just give me a few million dollars. That's all," he said.

The original Psychonauts was released in 2005 on the original Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC. An adventure title, the game casts players as Raz, a young man with extraordinary powers. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review.

[UPDATE] Persson has subsequently updated his Twitter feed to say that Schafer has expressed a willingness to talk about the possibility of creating Psychonauts 2. However, he also cautioned that an open line of communication is not the same as a done deal.

"Me and @TimOfLegend are talking to each other via email, and he's cool with me saying whatever I want about it. He's, like, super awesome," Persson tweeted. "Nothing has been decided either way, but he asked me if I'm going to GDC. I assume he's going to rob my apartment when I'm gone.

"Anyway, please don't get your hopes too high yet. Everything is extremely vague! I'm going to get crucified if we can't make it happen, haha. Gah," he later said.

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