The lights are on
UPDATE 2: The saga continues! Notch has sent out a few more tweets explaining what's going on. According to the Minecraft creator, he's been talking to Tim Schafer via e-mail, and it sounds like the two are planning to meet up at GDC. However, Notch cautions, "Anyway, please don't get your hopes too high yet. Everything is extremely vague!" He's probably right, but I'm going to go ahead and get my hopes up anyway.
Meanwhile, Tim Schafer has confirmed to Kotaku that the Psychonauts sequel "could happen," saying, "I have found funding on Twitter before."
UPDATE 1: Double fine has released the following official statement to Giant Bomb: "Tim and Markus are talking. Who knows what might happen?"
ORIGINAL STORY: Many hardcore fans of Double Fine have spent years begging for a sequel to Psychonauts, the cult classic, mind-bending platformer that sold terribly. Though Psychonauts creator Tim Schafer has also expressed the desire to do a sequel, it has seemed unlikely, but things could be turning around thanks to a surprise source.
Following reports that Schafer had pitched Psychonauts 2 to several publishers but found no one interested in funding the game, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson sent a very tiny but potentially very exciting tweet to Schafer: "Let's make Psychonauts 2 happen." In a later tweet, Notch clarified, "I'm serious."
So far Schafer hasn't commented much beyond calling the situation "interesting." So could anything actually come of this light-hearted Twitter banter? Notch has been incredibly successful with Minecraft and is theoretically sitting on a lot of money, although it's unclear if it's enough to fully fund the development of a game. Perhaps it could be enough to push Double Fine in that direction, though?
Truly the people's developer. I would support him if I had a decent computer and the time required to play MineCraft. Well... I'm looking forward to the XBLA Release!
I have been waiting for Psychonauts 2 since i beat the first one way back in the day
It's like two super heroes teaming up to make the world a better place with fun games.
I'm serious too. Make it happen!!!
Psychonauts 2 is one of those games that pops into my news feed as possibly maybe existing about four or five times a year. And each time I get excited for further developments, and each time I slowly lose interest as no more news pops up.
I really hope this isn't the case this time. I want to see Psychonauts 2 happen.
This is good. Real good.
this would be the greatest thing ever. MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
Double Fine did get the IP rights back, so it could happen. I would most certainly like it to happen.
Even free advertising through Minecraft could help Psychonauts 2 immensely!
if this happened i would buy it immediatly
I have never played Psychonauts (yes I know I'm awful...)but I would love to see this happen. Notch has always seemed like a cool guy, and I think this proves it. He truly is a gamers gamer.