Psychonauts 2 is Hapenning As Devs Surpass $3 Million Funds Target
Earlier last month, Tim Schafer announced his plan to create Psychonauts 2 – a sequel to the much loved 2005 platformer. However, in order to do so, Tim and his team of devs needed to raise $3 million in funds.
Today, they have not only managed to reach that mark, but have also surpassed by $0.35 million. Unlike most other video-game concepts that head to Kickstarter to be crowdfunded, Psychonauts collected its funding from Fig, pledged by crowdfunders and investors to reach an impressive tally of $3.3 million.
Despite the target being achieved, the developers have admitted that $3 million is not enough for Psychonauts 2. The original game cost between $10-13 million, but the team believes they can raise the remainder from their own reserves and an ‘external partner.’
Thanks to the generosity of the public, Psychonauts 2 is slated for a Fall 2018 release date. Tim Schafer combined with his team Double Fine Productions to release a video to thank all the backers.
Psychonauts was released in 2005 and 2006 for PC, Xbox and PlayStation 2, and was met with reasonable success for its pretty awesome writing and its fun gameplay.