Schafer Wants A Psychonauts Sequel
Oh, please, please, please. Make us all happy!
Tim Schafer is one of the true visionaries in the video game industry. He has helped produce some of the most original and beloved titles in history. And we learned a lot when he took to Reddit to answer fan questions.
First, he did clarify that despite the fact that he hasn't created a "blockbuster" just yet, the idea that his games were financial flops isn't accurate. In fact, he said that every game Double Fine has ever done has turned a profit. He added that in the old days, a one-million seller was considered a blockbuster game but now, it's more like six million. Then he was asked which of his games he'd "love to make a sequel to," and Schafer listed Psychonauts first. Sweeeeet. Then came Costume Quest and Brutal Legend because there's "lots of untold stuff" in the latter's world.
Schafer has been asked before if he'd do a sequel to the acclaimed Psychonauts. He usually responds that he'd love to do it, but someone would have to give him the money to make it happen. He said he brought the idea to many publishers before but sadly, nobody bought it. Obviously, it'd be a pretty significant project, so he'd need some hefty resources.
For me, I must reiterate- I almost never play platformers of any kind but I adored that game. To this day, I say Psychonauts has not one, not two, but three of the best designed levels ever seen in any video game: The Milkman Conspiracy, Black Velvetopia and Waterloo. Who's with me?
5/10/2013 9:40:06 PM Ben Dutka