Psychonauts 2, a platformer set to release in 2018, just got a publisher
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Payday series developer turned publisher Starbreeze Studios is now in charge of publishing Psychonauts 2. The game was successfully backed by investors on the crowdfunding site Fig, where it raised around 3 million pounds. Double Fine are also investing into the project. Consult the brain-chart below for an illustrated explanation of video game economics.
Now that they have signed a publishing agreement, Starbreeze will also invest a large chunk of change into the project, around 6.5 million pounds, making them a major investor. After the game releases, the studio will recoup the invested money by taking 85 percent of the revenue. Double Fine is keeping the IP, and after Starbreeze recoups the investment, their share in the revenue will fall to 60 percent. Psychonauts 2 is coming in 2018 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Linux and Mac.