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Schafer On Psychonauts 2: "We Would Love To Do It"

I'm not a fan of platformers. I understand that many are excellent but they've never been my cup of tea. ...and yet, I list Psychonauts as one of my favorite games of all time.

That should tell you something about Tim Schafer's masterpiece. And I and many other fans have been pining for a sequel ever since the original wowed us last generation. Unfortunately, as Schafer's stuff almost never blows up the sales charts and sequels are few and far between, it was just another grand title that went without a follow-up. That doesn't mean Schafer and Double Fine wouldn't want to tackle the project, though. In speaking to VideoGamer at the recent THQ showcase in New York, Schafer said that, like most things, it's merely a matter of money (lots of money) and time.

"It depends how much money you brought to the interview, so if you have a few million. We own the rights to it so as long as we stick around ... eventually, you know, I'm sure we'll get it done before the sun explodes.

We would love to do it, we would love to do it."

And we'd love to see it. That's the biggest problem with great games that don't sell well: we never get to see that concept again. It's true that we have too many sequels floating around and for the most part, the amazing titles do get recognized and do turn into franchises. But that sort of luck has always eluded Schafer and Co.

Let's hope it's done long before the sun explodes.

Tags: tim schafer, double fine, psychonauts, psychonauts 2

1/19/2011 12:40:20 PM Ben Dutka

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Deleted User []
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 1:40:23 PM
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If I could donate money to Double Fine to make Psychonauts 2, I would do so in a heartbeat. Just angers me that few bought Psychonauts. They missed out on something very special. Great gameplay, graphics, music and some of the wackiest and funniest situations in a video game ever.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 3:01:17 PM

I think two of my favorite levels ever were in that one game: The Milkman Conspiracy and Black Velvetopia. Oh, and Waterloo was pretty amazing, too.

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Karosso
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 3:03:03 PM
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Sony should just buy this guy up, his creative style is a perfect match for Sony. That way we could see a sequel to Psychonauts before our sun becomes a red giant(Sorry, no big BAM! for our sun) and then fade as a white dwarf... sorry the geek in me could not resist :)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 4:37:03 PM
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I hope Tim Schafer loves "Field of Dreams"....

"Build it & they will come"


(I for one, will certainly materialize)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 5:53:05 PM
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It's sad to see games like this be forgotten while generic shooters continue to get new installments. There need to be more independent developers in the gaming scene or we're all doomed.

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Alienange
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 10:52:27 PM
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So... where'd all the money I gave you for all the games you've made go?

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___________
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 12:57:24 AM
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so what are you waiting for?
surely the publisher would be willing to fund a sequel.
to be honest though i would much rather brutal ledgend 2, loved the original but this time loose the RTS feel.
was so annoying having enemies destroying my buildings and being able to do jack sh*t because i dont have enough resources!
its kinda hard for one man to protect 50 buildings at once!!!!

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 1:04:32 AM
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This guy intrigues me... I MUST get Brutal Legend next time I see it (Don't know why I passed on it last time. $20AUD for ANY PS3 game, except maybe Rogue Warrior and a few other abysmal jobs, is an absolute steal.).

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