RockPaperShotgun published an interview with Psychonauts creator Tim Schafer of Double Fine Productions today; in the interview Schafer mentioned that he’s pitched Psychonauts 2 “several times” to publishers but none have bitten yet.
It seems like maybe Markus “Notch” Persson is a RockPaperShotgun reader; he tweeted this morning, “Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen” after asking “How many millions, exactly?”
Psychonauts is one of those cult classics; a game that players fall deeply in love with and keep talking about even years after they’ve shelved it. Our own review, back in 2006, was gushing. Many people who had never played it when it came out got introduced to it more recently as part of the Steam “Great Gift Pile” event.
Fans have been clamoring for a sequel (almost as hard as they have been for Beyond Good & Evil 2), and apparently Notch (the creator of Minecraft) is one of them.