Fast, what’s your most anticipated sport of 2018? For those who had been about to say “Psychonauts 2,” I’ve acquired some dangerous information for you. The crowdfunded sport’s marketing campaign web page was not too long ago up to date with a complete bunch of behind-the-scenes particulars, one in every of which is that the sport is now not slated to reach within the subsequent 12 months.
Some would argue sport being delayed nowadays is not precisely “information.” Nonetheless, it is good to maintain observe of those sorts of issues simply so people can regulate their expectations. For those who do not recall, Psychonauts 2 was successfully crowdfunded fairly some time again via Fig, a service that lets contributors tackle extra of an funding function than that of a donor. Extra not too long ago, the sport nailed down a publisher.
The Fig marketing campaign closed out with greater than 24,000 backers contributing greater than $three.eight million, with the entire shebang wrapping up again in early 2016. Two years later and we’re nonetheless ready for the extremely anticipated follow-up to Psychonauts, which was initially projected to reach someday within the coming 12 months.
One of many tags on the sport’s most recent Fig update is all about manufacturing, the place the workforce lays every little thing out on the road. Their causes are just about a lower and paste of each delay discover we have seen up so far, explaining that they merely wish to make one of the best sport attainable. If that sounded snarky it wasn’t meant to. I totally assist builders taking the time they should make a superb sport. It is simply beginning to really feel a bit like déjà vu, is all. The announcement got here with an replace concerning the sport’s progress, which reads:
We love the sport we’re making and we wish to make it possible for Psychonauts 2 is one thing you will love too — a sport that carries on the legacy of Psychonauts in a significant and particular manner. We’re making nice progress, however we wish to ensure that the sport has the time it must shine.
Over the previous couple of years, Double Fine has been wrapping up different initiatives, together with taking the time to carry out a fairly spiffy VR sport set on the earth of Psychonauts and bridging the 2 mainline video games. We recognize a number of pre-production has to enter these initiatives, but it surely appears somewhat bizarre that Double Nice states they’re solely simply now transferring into “full manufacturing mode.”
Both manner, we suppose meaning all fingers are lastly on deck and centered on the crowdfunded game. They apparently have 5 groups engaged on the sport’s ranges, in addition to an additional gameplay workforce constructing puzzles, tuning powers and ensuring fight feels good.
It was this shift in manufacturing that apparently let Double Fine know they weren’t going to hit that 2018 purpose. They’ve gotten a greater thought of the scope, and apparently it is shaping up larger than initially anticipated.
This is hoping that Psychonauts 2 proves to be definitely worth the wait.