Yesterday morning, we ran a story about Double Fine’s Tim Schafer wanting to work on a sequel to the much loved Psychonauts. Essentially, Schafer explained that he’s pitched Psychonauts 2 to all sorts of publishing companies, but that no one has taken the bait and moved forward.
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson read these comments and shot Schafer a Tweet:
“Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen.”
That’s where it stopped…until Schafer got back on Twitter and the two started talking. What they’re saying is not entirely public, but Notch did indicate that the two are speaking over email.
Notch, of course, has Mojang and the money made from Minecraft to make Psychonauts 2 a reality. Mojang is clearly trying to get into the business of publishing indie games, like Minecraft, Cobalt and Scrolls, so the sequel to Psychonauts would be a beautiful fit for the company and a great step for their future.
Notch did stress, however, that it’s not quite time for fans to get their hopes up. If this does happen, and that’s probably a stretch at best, it’s going to take a lot of time and a lot more chatter from both sides. Here’s Notch, in a series of Tweets.:
@TimOfLegend are talking to each other via email, and he’s cool with me saying whatever I want about it. He’s, like, super awesome.
Nothing has been decided either way, but he asked me if I’m going to GDC. I assume he’s going to rob my apartment when I’m gone.
Anyway, please don’t get your hopes too high yet. Everything is extremely vague!
For now, the idea of Notch funding Psychonauts 2 for Double Fine and Tim Schafer should be treated as nothing more than a whisper on the wind. A whisper that most of us so desperately want to become a reality.
We’ll keep you posted if this develops further. For now, file it under “neat industry stuff” and move on.