Notch Mulls Over Chances Of Funding A Psychonauts Sequel
As some of you know, Minecraft guru Markus "Notch" Persson said he was serious about helping Tim Schafer get a long-awaited Psychonauts sequel off the ground.
Since then, we had heard that Schafer and Persson had talked about the prospect and now, in speaking to Kotaku, Schafer said Notch might be in a position to offer $13 million in funding.
Apparently, Schafer warned Persson that it would take a lot more than the $1 million he had previously mentioned in a Digital Spy interview; in fact, it would require at least the budget of the first game : $13 million. And when he told his interested investor, Notch just replied, "yeah, I can do that." At this point, nothing has been agreed upon - no pen to paper, in other words - but Schafer appears to be seriously considering the idea.
"He's just a regular guy. He didn't do anything sleazy to get it. He just made it himself, distributed it himself, it's a great story. I think we have a lot to learn from him, so I'd like to do something with him. And I'd like to make Psychonauts 2."
Schafer's studio, Double Fine, held a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new point-and-click adventure, and they hit their goal of $400,000 in only a matter of hours. Obviously, Psychonauts 2 would be a much bigger project but...dare we hope now? Well, don't get too excited; as Notch wrote on his Blog, he's not sure about the cost (it's higher than he thought), and he has "NO idea" if this will happen.
2/15/2012 8:27:37 PM Ben Dutka