Notch: “Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen” [UPDATE]

Notch: “Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen” [UPDATE]

by February 7, 2012

“This is interesting”

UPDATE: With Tim Schafer launching a Kickstarter project or something, Notch has updated fans on Psychonauts 2. On Tumblr he says they plan to meet at GDC, other parties are interested in investing … and to stop hyping the damn game (for now).

Earlier today an interview with Tim Schafer, the founder of Double Fine, explained how he had pitched Psychonauts 2 to numerous publishers but none had been willing to cough up the cash. However, Schafer also explained that part of the reason Psychonauts 2 could happen is because his studio – Double Fine – can now work on multiple projects: [W]e have multiple projects … one of us could be working on a sequel and one of us could be working on a new game.”

Shortly after the article went live, Markus Persson – the developer of the cult indie game, Minecraft – offered Schafer a lifeline over Twitter:

@TimOfLegend Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen.

Of course the internet exploded, with websites across the web reporting the news. Earlier this evening, Tim Schafer himself offered a hint that he was considering the proposal after a barrage of texts:

Oh wait. Hm. This is interesting.

Notch is apparently pretty serious about this. Stay tuned.