Double Fine has announced plans for a crowdfunding endeavor that would create Psychonauts 2. Launched during the 2015 Game Awards, the Fig campaign is seeking $3,300,000 by January 7 to bring the sequel to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. As of 9:20pm CT on December 3, over $200,000 of that has been raised.
With Psychonauts 2, Raz gets the opportunity to realize his goal from the original game. He’s invited to the Psychonauts Headquarters. There are new minds to explore, but Raz comes to realize what he always wanted may not be what he expected. He’ll be able to use old and new PSI-abilities as he helps people sort things out and right themselves.
Timm Schafer will be the project lead on Psychonauts 2, with Erik Wolpaw returning to create the story and script and Khris Brown directing. Scott Campbell, Peter Chan, and Nathan Stapley will return as artists, Peter McConnell will again compose the soundtrack, and other team members from the first game making a comeback include Anna Kipnis, Bert Chang, Dave “Rusty” Russell, Geoff Soulis, Kee Chi, Malena Annable, and Ray Crook. Razputin and Lili’s original voice actors, Richard Horvitz and Nicki Rapp, have been called upon to revisit the roles as well. 2 Player Productions will again create a documentary based on the creation process.
Financing for Psychonauts 2 will come from three sources. Double Fine itself is providing a portion, as is an unnamed external partner. People who contribute to the Fig campaign will provide the third part.
The smallest contribution a person can make to get a copy of Psychonauts 2 is currently $33. This is part of an Early Bird Basic Braining tier, of which 3,300 are available. At this level, people get Psychonauts and the sequel. Once that tier sells out, the Basic Braining level will be $39. Additional funding levels are available at the $10, $69, $100, $150, $250, $350, $400, $500, $800, $2,000, $5,000, and $10,000 levels.
Psychonauts 2, if funded, has a tentative 2018 release window. If funded, it will definitely appear on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs.