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Double Fine decide to delay Psychonauts 2 release to 2020

Published: 07:22, 11 July 2019
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Double Fine Productions have had quite a hectic E3, what with being unveiled as part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios and all, but that's the good news. The bad news, however, is that we have to wait for 2020 to have a go at Psychonauts 2.

Tim Schafer and the gang broke the news via Psychonauts 2's Fig page, while reflecting on the studio's busiest E3 show ever.

This is also the first time they've had their own booth, but it wasn't all fun and games. Well, it was all games, obviously, and occasionally fun, as you can see from the behind the scenes video above.

Nevertheless, the post contained the aforementioned bad news, but Psychonauts 2's development team insist the ultimate goal of backers and Double Fine are the same, hoping it may soothe the burn.

"There really shouldn't be too many other noticeable changes for you at all, at least not for a while...with one notable exception: We're now targeting next year for release. We know it's always disappointing when you have to wait a bit longer, but we also know that you are an amazing, supportive bunch, who - just like us - want the game to be as good as possible. So we're hopeful you'll understand!", they wrote.

Schafer's E3 appearance included his vow to the new bosses that they've no problem making Halo, Forza and Excell stuff if the need arises, a joke of course, but the studio is all about their future projects and Psychonauts 2.

When it comes to the game itself, Psychonauts 2 seems to be a proper continuation of Raz's adventures from the original game, and Microsoft's acquiring of the studio is actually a symbolic circle closed, as the company backed out of publishing the original.

You can check out more of Double Fine's E3 appearance, with Schafer's buddy Jack Black in the video below.

Unfortunately, Double Fine didn't provide the exact date, but it's safe to assume we'll be seeing Psychonauts 2 in the first half of 2020.

You can find the full announcement on Fig here .

Psychonauts 2 by Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions

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