Double Fine has released details regarding the new publisher joining in for Psychonauts 2. The small development studio known as Double Fine has been on a win streak lately as it received positive reviews from the recently released Headlander game after another well-received remastered version of the Day of the Tentacle.
The studio is now bringing its attention back to the fan favorite game, Psychonauts. The game is set to be released as a VR title on Feb. 21. The sequel of the franchise is finally back in the news and the company released a new footage for the game.
It has been recently confirmed that Starbreeze Studios will be publishing Psychonauts 2 and will be adding $8 million to the project as well. According to the deal, the publisher stands to make 60% of the ongoing profits after recuperating its investment in the project. Starbreeze is the publisher of games like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Chronicles of Riddick and Payday 2.
Tim Schaefer, Double Fine’s CEO, also confirmed the news in the recently released trailer for the game. The trailer also revealed actual in-engine gameplay. The video reveals the Psychonauts crews’ headquarters that is set in a dense forest. Zak McClendon, lead designer for the game, confirms that the demo was just a test and will not be in the final game and only serves as an art test for the various models.
The is not expected to be released sometime soon and fans of the game are really excited about its release. When the initial news came out for the game production of the sequel in a crowdfunding website, the title managed to secure $3.8 million in crowd funding, hitting $1 million in less than $24 hours as reported by GameRant.
Although gamers will have to wait until 2018 to actually play Psychonauts 2, it is good news indeed that Starbreeze Studios has signed on to publish the highly anticipated sequel. It is not unusual for developers of a crowdfunding game to team up a game publisher after reaching its funding goal as the initial wave of crowdfunding is usually done to attract investments from big companies as published by Den of Geek.