Tim Schafer Says No Psychonauts 3 News Yet From Double Fine
Double Fine’s Tim Schafer said that it’s “too soon” to be discussing whether or not Psychonauts 3 will be made.
In an interview with IGN, Schafer — the company’s founder and president — addressed speculation around a potential third game, saying:
“No, I wouldn’t say that…It’s too soon. We have other plans first. But we love Raz and we love Psychonauts, so we talk about it in the office all the time. But nothing concrete yet.”
The original Psychonauts was released in 2005 and followed the adventures of a psychic secret agent, Razputin Aquato, who sneaks his way into a summer camp for psychics in order to become a Psychonaut. The game was a critical success, having been praised for its tight platforming and unique writing, though it wasn’t a financial success.
Double Fine’s sequel Psychonauts 2 was funded through a crowdfunding campaign on Fig, totaling over $3.8 million. The game is currently in development and is targeting a 2019 release.
Schafer’s comments follow a tweet from Psychonauts’ official account that teased “big news” at the upcoming PlayStation Experience event. Double Fine will have three playable games at the event, though Schafer suggested that the news is not related to Psychonauts 3.
Whether or not Psychonauts 3 will become a reality, Schafer’s comments show that that Double Fine is not ready to make any sort of announcement yet.