All the Levels Are in the Game and They’re Streaming Playthroughs Internally
We’ve been waiting for Psychonauts 2 even longer than we waited for Cyberpunk 2077. No, really–the game may have only been announced officially in 2015, but fans have been waiting for another game since the original Psychonauts launched in 2005. Needless to say, we’re all more than a little excited to hear Double Fine announce that the game is doing just fine and is expected to release this year. Reportedly, all the levels are in the game and you can play it from start to finish, which means all that’s left is adding and a good coat of polish. And all of that without relying on crunch time! CD Projekt Red should be taking notes. In this festive, nine-minute update video, Tim Schafer tells us about the game’s current condition, shares some of Double Fine’s Zoom meetings, and explores how the team has made working from home work for them.
Among the things they will be adding to the final game are a front-end menu, the option to wander around and revisit levels after completing the game, and plenty of cutscenes. Hopefully, this means that Double Fine has already had a chance to add in the most important and traumatizing imagery, without which no Psychonauts game would be complete. The first game had plenty of opportunities for players to scare themselves silly by plunging into the psyches of endearingly–and not so endearingly–messed up characters. The second game promises to be an incredibly surreal romp that features a spinning tunnel of teeth. We’re pretty excited to see how that turns out.
Psychonauts 2 will be available for Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, Mac, and PC in 2021.