As part of a current statement, the makers of Double Fine Productions provided us with a status update on Psychonauts 2. As it is said, the title is slowly approaching completion and is currently receiving the final touches.
Shortly before the turn of the year, the creative minds of Double Fine gave us a status update on the action platformer Psychonauts 2, which has been in development for quite a while.
The studio head Tim Schafer did not mention a specific release date, but he did point out that Psychonauts 2 is approaching completion with great strides. The developers at Double Fine Productions are currently working on the end credits of this unusual adventure and are also making the final touches.
“2020 definitely did not speed up development of [Psychonauts 2], but we mostly now have everything in the game. The fact that I can say we’re starting to work on the end credits kind of shows you where we’re at. At least for us, that means we’re closing in on finishing the game. We’re mostly moving on to the polishing of stuff that’s in the game already,” said Schafer.
With a look to the future, Schafer added that we shouldn’t expect Double Fine Productions to work on a Banjo-Kazooie adventure at some point.
“It’s interesting to think about, but I feel that wouldn’t be the best use of Double Fine, because I think our whole thing is making stuff up. People somehow got in their heads that we should do a Banjo-Kazooie game. Why should Double Fine make Banjo-Kazooie? Have you heard about this company called Rare? I think they’re still around. It’s nice to think about, it’s nice that people think about us when they think of that game, because […] I really like that game, and if people think about Double Fine when they think of brightly-colored platformers that are a joy to experience, that’s great. But…we’ll make up something new that people like just as much,” added Schafer.
Psychonauts 2 will release on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PS4.