Psychonauts 2 Delayed Until At Least 2019
"We want to make sure that Psychonauts 2 is something you’ll love," Double Fine says.
Double Fine's highly anticipated platformer Psychonauts 2 has been delayed. The game was originally slated to release sometime in 2018, but the developer has now confirmed that the title won't ship until at least 2019.
Double Fine broke the news today in an update on Psychonauts 2's Fig page. In the update, Double Fine revealed that production on the title is progressing and "five full level teams" are now at work on it. However, now that development has ramped up, Double Fine has realized that the project will take more time than it initially estimated.
"Now we are in full swing, we know a lot more about the size and scope of the game we are going to make, how long it will take us to make it, and the amount of time we need to make it be great," Double Fine wrote. "From those projections we know that Psychonauts 2 will not be shipping in 2018, like we originally estimated when we published the Fig campaign two years ago."
The developer went on: "We love the game we're making and we want to make sure that Psychonauts 2 is something you'll love too--a game that carries on the legacy of Psychonauts in a meaningful and special way. We're making great progress, but we want to make sure the game has the time it needs to shine."
Psychonauts 2 is in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It was first announced at The Game Awards in 2015 and was successfully crowdfunded on Fig, with more than 24,000 fans contributing nearly $4 million to the project. Earlier this year, Starbreeze, the publisher of Payday 2, announced it will publish Psychonauts 2, while Double Fine will retain the rights to the IP.
The original Psychonauts was released in 2005. Double Fine re-released the game on PS4 last year, while the standalone VR adventure Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin launched for Sony's console back in February.
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