Double Fine on Fig Success “Psychonauts 2”: The Game Will Not Be Shipping in 2018

Last week, video game developer Double Fine announced that Fig success Psychonauts 2 will not be delivered to backers during its original shipping time. During the crowdfunding campaign, which raised more than $3.8 million in 2015, Double Fine predicted the game would be shipped in the third quarter of 2018. In a recent game update, the Double Fine team stated:

“We have now ramped up into full production mode! We have five full level teams working on the real world locations and brand new mental worlds, as well as our full gameplay team working on powers, platforming, puzzles, and combat.— all kinds of great stuff!

“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. 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.”

As previously reported, the original Psychonauts was released in 2005 and followed the story of a young psychic named Razputin (a.k.a Raz) in his quest to join an elite group of international psychic secret agents, which were called the Psychonauts.  The description of the sequel reads:

“Psychonauts 2 will feature a new hub world inside Psychonauts HQ. You’ll access new mental worlds as Raz peeks inside the minds of a host of new characters who need his help to combat their inner demons and unravel their deep-seated emotional issues. Raz will hone his secret agent PSI-abilities—and learn new ones too—using them to solve mysteries and uncover evil plots.”

Double Fine apologizes to backers for the delay, adding:

We’re sorry that you’ll have to wait a little longer than we first estimated, but we’re also hopeful that you’ll understand it will mean being able to deliver a better game. We’re really excited about the things we’re making, and we can’t wait to share them with you!”

Double Fine did not reveal when the game will be released.


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